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All applications to the John Fell Fund must be submitted online via the Internal Research Award Management System (IRAMS)To progress to the next stage, applications must be approved by the department before the deadline.

For prospective Category F applications please speak to the John Fell Fund Medical Sciences Divisional contact, Leila Whitworth ( 


  1. The Divisional John Fell Fund review committee consists of 10 senior academics from across the Division and is chaired by the Deputy Head of Division (Research). This committee reviews, scores and ranks proposals. 
  2. The Division then makes recommendations to the University John Fell Fund Committee. Small Award applications are dealt with by the Chair of the University Fell Fund Committee by Chair’s action. Main Award applications are considered alongside applications from all Divisions and service departments at the termly University Fell Fund Committee meetings.
  3. The John Fell Fund administration (located in Research Support) provides letters to each applicant on the outcome oF their application and deal with the administration of awards, including extensions to awards and reporting.

Applications, scores and reviewer comments may be shared with other internal University panels to ensure maximum value for money.