Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships for Clinicians in UK or Republic of Ireland, 2016

Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships for Clinicians in UK or Republic of Ireland, and applications are submitted till 11 January 2016. The Welcome Trust is offering postdoctoral research training fellowships for clinicians to obtain high-quality postdoctoral training that will lay the foundations for a successful independent research career. These awards are open to individuals with a relevant connection to the European Economic Area, for Fellowships to be held in a UK or Republic of Ireland institution. Awards will be made for two to four years. Applications should include provision for two to three years of full-time research during the Fellowship. Applicants may wish to integrate up to 12 months of clinical training (i.e. split your research and clinical duties for up to a total of 12 months). Full details: 

School(Institutions/ Country): | UK or Republic of Ireland institution

Level: Fellowship scheme providing support for clinicians wishing to obtain high-quality postdoctoral training that will lay the foundations for a successful independent research career.

Field(s): clinical training.

Deadline: The preliminary application deadline is 30 October 2015 and the full application deadline is 11 January 2016.

Funded By: Wellcome Trust

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships are targeted for individuals with a relevant connection to the European Economic Area (Austria Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK).

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ No. of awards: not specified

‣ Scholarship Tenure : Awards are for two to four years, depending on whether or not you are planning to reintegrate into your clinical training programme.

Value of Scholarship : The total cost of a Fellowship would not normally exceed £350 000. 

The Trust will provide the following costs for the duration of the grant, including those for any component of reintegration into clinical training:

-Salary: The Trust will provide you with a full clinical salary (typically pre-consultant), as determined by the administering institution, for the research-dedicated years of the Fellowship. During any period in which you are reintegrating into your clinical training programme, your salary will be funded on a shared basis, typically between the Trust and the relevant clinical training authority, proportionate to the amount of time spent on research/clinical training. Please note that we are willing to consider salary requests at consultant level if you are awarded an honorary consultant contract during the tenure of the Fellowship. Fellowships may be taken up on a part-time employment basis, where appropriate.

Non-salary costs: The following non-salary costs may be requested:

  • research expenses (e.g. materials and consumables, animals, small items of equipment, fieldwork and data collection)
  • support to attend scientific meetings
  • Flexible Funding Allowance
  • an inflation allowance
  • provision for public engagement costs.
  • Appropriate allowances are provided for Fellows based overseas.

Description

‣ This is a flexible Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships scheme to enable individuals to engage with areas of research that are new to them.

‣ It is for candidates who either undertook a PhD early in their career and now wish to refresh their research skills, or have recently completed a successful PhD and wish to explore a new research field or environment, to gain the skills that will help them answer their longer-term research vision.


Eligibility

‣ These Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships awards are open to individuals with a relevant connection to the European Economic Area, for Fellowships to be held in a UK or Republic of Ireland institution.

‣ The scheme may be suitable for clinicians who:

  • are due to complete their higher degree or are no more than two years from the date of their PhD viva by the full application deadline;
  • graduated with a MB/PhD qualification or have achieved a high-quality PhD in a relevant subject, either during or prior to commencing their initial medical, veterinary or dental degree;
  • Due allowance will be given to those whose career has been affected by a late start or for personal reasons (e.g. time away due to maternity, paternity, adoption leave or other caring responsibilities, or ill-health). The following additional criteria also apply:
  • Medical and dental candidates should have completed their foundation training, hold a National Training Number (NTN) or equivalent, and have demonstrated significant progress towards gaining the core clinical competences that would be expected of an ST level Trainee/Academic Clinical Fellow.
  • Veterinary candidates should have a degree in veterinary medicine (e.g. BVSc, BVM&S, BVMS, BVetMed, VetMB) and some experience in clinical practice.
  • Clinical psychology candidates must have obtained a professional doctorate-level qualification in clinical psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Selection Criteria for Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships

‣ Reviewers typically assess

  • research and clinical career to date
  • the scientific merit and feasibility of the proposed project
  • the significance of the science
  • the suitability of the supervisor, mentor, sponsor and host environment.
    Successful candidates will have a good track record of achievement, indicating enthusiasm and aptitude for a long-term career in academic medicine. In addition, robust knowledge of the scientific background should be apparent, and the research should be focused and practicable within the timescale proposed.

Notification:

  • Shortlisted candidate interviews: 18-19 May 2016 (CIC) and 22-24 June 2016 (PHATIC).


Scholarship Application Method

The process consists of three stages:
Stage 1: Applications should be submitted online.

Stage 2: If a full application is invited, you will be asked to complete the full application form. The application form will require you to provide information additional to that provided in the preliminary application, particularly in relation to the details of the research project.
Stage 3: If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be asked to provide further information on your application, before the interview itself. At this stage, you will need to provide the detailed costs and information on issues such as human participation, the use of biological samples, and the potential for the research to generate results with the potential for commercial exploitation.

Online Application

 Scholarship Application Due Date : The preliminary application deadline is 30 October 2015 and the full application deadline is 11 January 2016.

 Note: This scheme will be closing. If you intend to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship for Clinicians, you will need to submit your preliminary application to the Trust by the last closing date of 30 October 2015.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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