Information for sponsors

We are delighted to announce that funding has been secured for the second cohort of Darzi Fellows in Kent, Surrey and Sussex to start in April 2018.

The call for sponsors is now open!

This means you can start submitting your worthy projects - whether you have never had a Darzi Fellow before - or you were lucky enough to have one last year and believe another year of work on the project can bring about systematic change - we want to hear from you!

The closing date is 9am Monday 20 November 2017.

Sponsors WebEx

The Darzi Sponsors information WebEx was held at 11am on Monday 13 November. It went over some of the "nitty gritty" details of a sponsor’s role and responsibilities and gave some direction in terms of the types of projects more likely to be selected for the 2018 Fellowship. It also provided an opportunity to ask questions to strengthen your application.

If you missed it, fear not - we recorded it! You can listen back over the presentation and view the slides by clicking on this link. Please be aware it can take a couple of minutes to begin streaming, and that in an effort to get this published as quickly as possible, there has been no opportunity to edit. Therefore, it reflects the whole WebEx as was experienced when presented.

What happens next?

Shortlisted sponsors will be announced on 24 November 2017 and applications for Fellows will open immediately after.

We need everyone's help to recruit fellows from across the patch. Please print off posters, add the email signature to your email footer and ask your comms & HR colleagues to use the web banner to link to our website.

We are holding a Sponsors and Fellows event from midday at the Arora Gatwick on 4 December 2017. This event is mandatory for all shortlisted sponsors and is an opportunity for you to "sell" your project to prospective Darzi applicants, who will also be invited. It is also your chance to scope out the talent and encourage those you believe best suited to apply for your project.

We expect to announce shortlisted Fellows before Christmas and for the final assessments and pairings (of Sponsor and Fellow) to take place in January 2018. 

Apply now!

To apply you will need to complete the Darzi host application form and return it to this address. We advise you to read the FAQs and watch/listen to the WebEx before you submit your entry.

Key dates for your diary

31 October ​Call for Darzi Sponsors​
13 November​Information WebEx for Darzi Sponsor applicants​
20 November​Darzi Sponsor applications close​ & Darzi Fellowship applications open!
24 November​Shortlisted Darzi Sponsor's & projects announced​
4 DecemberSponsors and Fellows event​
11 December​Darzi Applications close​
18 December​Shortlisted Fellows announced​
16, 17 & 30 January (provisional)​Assessment centres ​