Our Lectureship programme

Over the last twenty years we have worked to build capacity in stroke research, funding in excess of 100 research fellows as well as the UK's first Chair in Stroke.

As part of a new research strategy we have gone much further, committing ourselves to building the next generation of research leaders through our lectureship programme.

Over the course of the programme we aim to support 15 Stroke Association Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader positions. 

These positions will play a critical role in building a vibrant community of clinical and non-clinical stroke researchers across the UK.

Year five (2018-19)

This year, we are calling for applications to our UK-wide lectureship awards and our Joint Stroke Association and Health and Care Research Wales Lectureship Award.

Our UK Lectureship awards are available to researchers across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. 

Our Joint Stroke Association/Health and Care Research Wales Lectureship Award is available to researchers in Wales only.

Please do share with peers and colleagues and help to ensure we can deliver successful capacity building in stroke research in the UK.


Call for applications now closed.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a panel interview on Friday 8 March 2019.

The Research Department will send out invitation letters for interview. Please hold the interview dates in your diary from now on until we confirm if you have been shortlisted. You will receive a letter confirming this approximately three weeks before the interview date.

Awards will be made in March 2019.

Types of Lectureship award

We have eight different types of award. We encourage you to consider which is most appropriate for you:

  • Clinical Lectureship for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
  • Senior Clinical Lectureship for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
  • Clinical Lectureship for Medical Professionals
  • Senior Clinical Lectureship for Medical Professionals
  • Non-Clinical Lectureship 
  • Senior Non-Clinical Lectureship
  • Reader Award (Clinical)
  • Reader Award (Non-Clinical).

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)

We expect that all applicants will have involved people affected by stroke in the planning and development stages of their funding application, and will continue to do so should their application be successful. This involvement should be meaningful, and people affected by stroke should have a real opportunity to contribute to your research.
Find out more about how we can help you to involve people affected by stroke in your work.


For this lectureship call, we have separated the funding scheme into the eight different awards available (see the above section). Please read the Guidance document for more information about the award, the amount of funding available, and eligibility criteria for each of the award types before beginning an application.

Applications must be submitted to our online 
award management system.

To begin an application, please create an account. If you have previously interacted with us then your email address may already be in the system. If you find that this is the case, please click on ‘Login’ and ‘Forgot password?’. The system will then email you instructions to set yourself a password.

After you have logged in, please click on ‘Application Portal’ at the top of the page, then select which award you would like to start an application for from the 'Click here to start an application' search bar in the blue panel on this page.

Our online award management system should work on all major browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge, but we would not recommend using Internet Explorer below version 9.

If you have any issues with the system or have any feedback, please email us at research@stroke.org.uk or call 020 7566 1543.

Our interview panel

Members of our Research Awards Pool (RAP) are chosen based on the expertise required on adjudication panels. To avoid conflicts of interest any RAP member applying for funding in any of our funding rounds will take no part in the adjudication of that round. All RAP members sign up to our RAP Code of Practice. All applications are sent out for external peer review and all reviewers sign our Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest Policy

Membership of the interview panel for our Lectureship awards 2019:

If you are a research expert and would like to register your interest in becoming a member of our Research Awards Pool please email us at research@stroke.org.uk

Success rates for funding stream

Details provided on the number of applications received and the number funded for our Lectureships programme:

Awardee ceremonies at annual Keynote Lecture