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Whitney-Wood Scholarship - now open

As a part of its ongoing commitment to patient-focused research, the RCP is pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship programme. The Whitney-Wood Scholarships have been made possible through a generous bequest from Dorothy Whitney-Wood and aim to provide funding for research in the fields of health and medicine.

Each Whitney-Wood Scholarship will provide funding of up to £50,000 for salary and direct project costs. Each grant is envisioned as funding on a full-time or part-time basis. Up to four grants are awarded each year at the President’s discretion, subject to the number and quality of applications received.


Applications in all areas of health and medicine will be seriously considered, however applications for research around the understanding and management of cancer are especially encouraged. Preference will be given to highly translational work that will see positive outcomes for patients within the next ten years.


The research project will be assessed on:

  • Contribution to furthering clinical science or improving healthcare through proposed research
  • Extent to which CV of applicant validates proposed research
  • Significance of proposed subject matter in the context of assessment criteria.

Applications will be assessed by the President of the Royal College of Physicians.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the application form and submit it with a copy of your CV and a list of academic publications in PDF format to fundingandawards@rcp.ac.uk by 11:59pm, Sunday, 2 October 2022. Please do not send any additional information as the panel will only review your CV, application form and publication list.