UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences


Vacancies and Funding Opportunities




SLMS/Faculty Level Job Opportunities 

To apply for any vacancies or for more vacancies around UCL please go to the UCL Jobs Page.


Honorary Appointments

Honorary Appointments in SLMS Divisions/Institutes (Except for UCLMS)

HSAC - Honorary Senior Appointments Committee

Deadlines for final submissions (using the request form below)

2021/22 meeting dates

Deadlines for applications: 

Wednesday 24th November (deadline Friday 5th November)

Wednesday 23rd March (deadline Friday 4th March)

Wednesday 22nd June (deadline Friday 3rd June)

Please note that from 1 October 2018 Institutes and Divisions in SLMS can appoint clinical colleagues in partner hospitals and elsewhere as Honorary Associate Professor (if they meet the usual criteria for either Senior Lecturer or Reader). The title Honorary Reader is subsumed within the new title of Associate Professor.

Applications from other NHS Trusts or those from abroad who seek the titles Visiting Professor, Honorary Professor etc, should continue to submit applications to the HSAC as normal.

Please see below for full details of the update to titles:

Please note: you should not use the UCL Honorary application form. Any requests submitted on an incorrect form will be sent back to the requester.

For any queries please contact Amanda Felstone on maplehouse1a-reception@ucl.ac.uk 

UCLMS Honorary Appointments for Teaching

Please note: For Professorial and Reader level appointments in the Medical School please use the SLMS form above.


UCL also has a number of scholarships, awards, prizes and medals that award funding on the basis of applicants' academic achievements and potential, further information can be found by clicking here.


The Berkeley Fellowship 2020/2021

UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences with Gonville and Caius

Applications are now closed for the 2020/2021 round. Details regarding the 2022/2023 round will be advertised at a later date.  

The Fellowship is offered to provide the opportunity for clinically-related research and/or for visits to medical institutions or hospitals in any part of the world, with the exception of Oxford or Cambridge, to learn a research or clinical technique not available at the candidate’s home institution.  It will not usually be awarded for a period shorter than three months or longer than one year.   The total awarded will not exceed £30,000; the Committee may decide to split the award to more than one candidate.     

Information about the fellowship and the application procedurean will be avaliable below once the new round has openend.  If you have any additional queries please contact Mr Andrew Parsons, Secretary to the Berkeley Fellowship Committee (email A.Parsons@ucl.ac.uk)



Clinical Research and Development Committee (CRDC) - Fast Track Grants Scheme

Clinical Research and Development Committee (CRDC) - FAST TRACK Grants Scheme

Applications are now open for the CRDC Fast Track Grants Scheme Spring 2022 round. The closing date for applicaitons is 5pm 29 April 2022, any applications recieved after this date and time will be reviewed in the next Fast Track round.

The scheme is a collaboration between the BRC and the UCLH Charitable Trustees. Small awards of up to £40,000 are made to enable researchers to assemble pilot data on which to build larger grant applications to external funding bodies.

The scheme will have a particular focus on experimental medicine related to the UCLH BRC. As the source of funding for the fast track scheme is not the NIHR, the fast track scheme will consider pre-clinical proposals and later phase research proposals where alignment with the BRC’s broader goals of translation can be clearly demonstrated.

To apply for CRDC funds the main applicant must be a UCLH or UCL employee and work must be carried out on one of the UCLH sites.

These sites include: University College Hospital (UCH), Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Obstetric Hospital (EGA), National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) and the Eastman Dental Hospital.

Proposals will be particularly welcomed from applicants whose work is in line with the experimental medicine strategies of one or more of the BRC’s Themes in Cancer; Neurological diseases; Dementia; Cardiovascular; Inflammation, Immunity and Immunotherapeutics; Mental Health; Hearing and Deafness, Oral Health and Dentistry; Obesity; Healthcare Engineering and Imaging, and; Healthcare informatics, genomics, omics and data science.

Although open to all grades of staff the fast track scheme is highly appropriate for new Principal Investigators requiring support to build their programme of research.  Individuals can only hold/be named as co-investigator on a Fast Track grant once in every three years. We strongly encourage applications from early career researchers with new ideas to pump prime larger studies.

Applications for Fast Track funding are considered by a Committee, which meets twice a year. 

The meeting following the August deadline will be in June 2022 (actual date to be confirmed).  If approved, projects may be started immediately. All Fast Track proposals must have the clear support of at least one BRC Programme Director.

Proposals must be £40,000 or under, otherwise the applications will not reach the shortlisting stage.

Please make sure that when you send the application form it is fully filled in and complete with all the signatures that are required. Any incomplete application forms will not be accepted.

Staff working at the following sites are not eligible to apply:

  • Royal Free and Whittington Campuses
  • GOS Institute of Child Health/Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Institute of Ophthalmology/Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital/Stanmore Campus


Please note: Due to Co-19 it may be possible for award winners to extend their award for a further fixed period. This will be down to approval from the Chair and the BRC Finance Manager. If agreed award winners will need to make sure that the work tribe end dates are updated with the new end date as per the Research Services process. 

Please contact Andrew Parsons (Secretary for the CRDC) for further information via email on A.Parsons@ucl.ac.uk


For any secondment opportunities please click on the link below. Please note that secondment posts are for current UCL staff only.