Fellowship Application Day

What is it?

An all-day masterclass on how to improve your chances of success when applying for an NIHR Fellowship. Previous FAD events have comprised a range of talks from senior members of the NIHR Trainee’s Co-ordinating Centre, as well as current funding panel members, previous successful applicants and RDS advisers. Topics covered have included the funding programme, tips on the project, training plans, PPI & Plain English and how to ‘sell yourself’. FAD often provides an opportunity for researchers to have one-to-one meetings with RDS advisers to discuss their Fellowship applications.

Download the event poster here. [PDF file]

A draft copy of the programme is available here.


The Fellowship Application Day took place on Wednesday 6th October 2021. The next event will likely take place in October 2022.

Videos from the 2021 event are available on our YouTube channel.

Who should attend?

FAD is open to any researcher, clinician and/or academic from across the South Central region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire) who is considering an NIHR Fellowship application.

When is it?

FAD usually takes place in the Summer Term (often in July).

When does registration open?

Places on the Fellowship Application Day are usually booked via an EventBrite page. The RDS SC also sends out a weekly email bulletin with all of the latest news and funding calls, which you may wish to sign up to. Please email rds-sc@soton.ac.uk for more information and to be added to the email list.

Where is it held?


How much does it cost?

The event is free.