Academic Clinical Fellowships

Welcome to the information site for Academic Clinical Fellows (ACFs) at Cambridge.�

This site provides information on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded ACF programme and locally funded programme including:

  • Announcements of advertised posts
  • Modular teaching and training
  • Bursary funding
  • Administrative support
  • Fellowship opportunities

Advertised Academic Clinical Fellowship Posts:

2015   Applications are open for Round 2 of 2015 Recruitment.   Posts advertised are:  CMT-TMAT x1, General Surgery/Urology x2, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery x1, Medical Microbiology x1, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry x1 and Respiratory (Papworth) x1.    Application can be made through Health Education East of England, by following this link     Applications close on 26 March 2015.

2016 – Recruitment  to posts to commence in August 2016 will begin in September/October 2015.       We will post information as we receive it.    Note that General Practice has a different application window.     For more information regarding ACF posts please visit the HEEoE website:

Bursary Funding – Each national ACF has access to funding to cover much of the MPhil costs and is also entitled to £1000 per annum in academic related courses, conferences and travel to conferences and training courses. Please click on the “Bursary Funding” link to the right to claim this funding.

Administrative Support – The CATO office has been established within the Clinical School to offer a wide range of administrative services. The office will act as a hub for departmental communication and assist students in locating supervisors. It will also facilitate the first stages of the application process to any clinical academic programme and liaise with the Higher Degrees office and the School of Clinical Medicine.

Fellowship Opportunities – CATO  will periodically send interested applicants information about available funding for fellowships via email and are available to discuss this application process with you. Please visit also our Funding News link for more information.

All National & Local ACFs are awarded run-through training and in most cases in their first choice specialty.  Trainees must be reminded to complete Form R for run-through training.  The form can be downloaded from the Deanery website and must include agreement from the Specialty training Programme director that run-through training has been agreed.

The CATO office arranges various events throughout the year. Please go to the AFY Events page for more detail:

ACF Trainee Guidance Booklet – 2013 ACF trainees guidelines FINAL