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ABN Clinical Research Fellowship deadline: Sunday 18 November 2018.

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ABN Clinical Research Training Fellowship

Application Process  

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 ABN Clinical Research Training Fellowships are open for applications.

ABN Fellowships are designed to support completion of a PhD in Clinical Neuroscience. Written confirmation of the candidate’s successful registration for PhD is a requirement for release of funds.

Applicants will either already hold a UK or Irish specialist training post in Neurology or be planning to enter Neurology specialist training after completion of a PhD.

Awards will typically be three years, or between two and three years if the candidate has already undertaken up to one year of research that can be counted toward their PhD. Applications for awards of less than two years will not be considered.

We welcome applications from all Neurology sub-specialities for fellowships awarded by the ABN and its funding partners, which include the Guarantors of Brain and the Patrick Berthoud Charitable Trust.

In this year’s process additional funding may be available for proposals specifically addressing Ataxia Telangiectasia and related conditions, including their underlying cellular mechanisms, which achieve the highest rating during the application and interview process.

Salary at the level of the candidate’s basic clinical salary point will be funded, plus a maximum of £10,000 per annum that may include PhD fees, reasonable conference travel costs, equipment and consumables).

To apply please click here or email for an application form and a copy of the terms and conditions (which must be read before completing your application). Please ensure your application reaches the ABN office no later than 23:59, 18 November 2018.

Closing date:       23:59,  18 November 2018

Interviews for shortlisted candidates: 20 March 2019

Application Form

Terms and Conditions


About the Fellowship

The ABN has assisted charities since 2009 in organising clinical research training fellowships, awarded to trainees who want to study an aspect of clinical neuroscience in depth for three or four years and obtain an MD or PhD degree. Please click here to view previous successful fellows.

In 2014 the ABN launched its own Clinical Research Training Fellowship fund. We have been encouraged by the understanding and commitment to the fellowship fund demonstrated by our members and by other friends of the fellowship. In May 2015 members voted to include a voluntary donation to the Fellowhip fund as part of theirr annual subscription. We are grateful for the generous donations already received and, with others promised, we have a good base upon which to build a successful fund.

In 2018, the ABN agreed to name one of its prestigious clinical research training fellowships after Sir Roger in recognition of his enormous contributions to medicine and neurology. This is the first time the ABN has honoured one of its members in this way. Sir Roger was a strong advocate of research fellowships and the Bannister family supports the fellowship proposal. (more information here)

Twelve fellows were appointed between 2015 and 2017 and in 2018 the fellowship scheme was able to offer 5 new fellowships, two by the Guarantors of Brain, one by the Patrick Berthoud Charitable Trust and one by the ABN/Dunhill Medical Trust.  

The 2018 fellowship attracted 19 applicants and interviews took place in March 2018. 

Applications for the 2019 fellowships will open in Autumn 2018. 

To read more about our current fellows, please click the following links:





Terms and Conditions

Please click on the following link to view the terms and conditions relating to fellowships awarded by the ABN and its funding partners.

The appendix to the ABN conditions  contains additional conditions applicable to applicants for the Stroke Association and the Association of British Neurologists jointly funded Clinical Research Training Fellowship 2018. 

Contributing to the ABN Clinical Research Training Fellowship Fund

Members interested in supporting the fellowship may be interested to know of our JustGIving account which can be used to collect sponsorship funds for all the keen cyclists, marathon runnners, extreme sports enthusiasts among our membership.   Online shoppers may find the Easyfundraising connection more relevant EasyFundraising links to a wide range of websites which offer a percentage of every sale to nominated charities, now including the ABN.  

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ABN Clinical Research Fellowship deadline: Sunday 18 November 2018.

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ABN Annual Meeting 2019: 21 - 23 May 2019 - The EICC, Edinburgh

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