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Florence and William Blair Bell Research Fellowship

Generously endowed by the late Florence and William Blair Bell, we are delighted to offer up to £5,000 for a research fellowship. 

The funding has been donated in order to stimulate and encourage research (clinical or laboratory based) in the field of O&G. Clinicians are encouraged, with the use of funds, to acquire extra clinical or research skills to improve patient management or develop their postdoctoral research. 

Eligibility and requirements

The research fellowship will be awarded to a Member or Trainee on the RCOG Trainees’ Register pre-CCT in obstetrics and gynaecology who has completed their MD or PhD no more than 12 months previously, at the time of application.


  • If the application is for travel funding, travel must take place within 12 months of the award being made
  • The award may only be used for the purpose outlined in your original application
  • A detailed report (maximum 1,000 words), including pictures if appropriate, must be submitted to the RCOG Awards at the end of the grant period
  • An undertaking must be given that the source of the grant will be acknowledged in any related publications

How to apply

Please complete the online application via Oxford Abstracts.

This application is hosted by Oxford Abstracts platform.

Please register for an account using your email address.

For further guidance on how to submit your application, please see Oxford Abstracts' guidance on making a submission.

The deadline for submission is Friday 17 June 2022.