Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science for UK/EEA Countries, 2015


Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science for UK/EEA Countries, 2015 . Applications are now considered three times a year. The timetable for the next round of the competition is as follows: Next preliminary application deadline: 8 May 2015 and Main application deadline: 17 July 2015 . Wellcome Trust offers senior research fellowships in basic biomedical science. The fellowships provide support for outstanding postdoctoral scientists based in academic institutions in the UK and Republic of Ireland (RoI). Applicants should have between five and normally ten years research experience (from the date of viva to the date of preliminary application) at postdoctoral level or veterinary equivalent and have a substantial record of publications in their chosen area of research in leading international journals. The fellowship is for five years in the first instance. Fellowships may be taken up on a part-time employment basis, where appropriate. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | UK and Republic of Ireland (RoI)

Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research program in academic institutions in the UK and Republic of Ireland (RoI).

Field(s): basic biomedical science.

Deadline: Applications are now considered three times a year.

The timetable for the next round of the competition is as follows: Next preliminary application deadline: 8 May 2015 and Main application deadline: 17 July 2015 .

Funded By: Wellcome Trust

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships are targeted for Students of UK/EEA (Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK and non-EEA national (who either has a relevant degree from a UK university, or has worked in the UK for at least a continuous three-year period) can apply for these senior research fellowships. NB while Switzerland is not in the EEA, Swiss nationals have the same rights as EEA nationals).

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

 Award No:  Not Known

 Scholarship Duration:  These Senior Research Fellowships are awarded for five years.

. This Fellowship is subject to competitive rolling scientific review every five years, and renewed awards will be funded on the basis that the Trust and the host institution will each provide 50 per cent of the Fellow’s employment costs for the duration of any renewal period

Scholarship covers: The Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships are for five years in the first instance and provides:

-a basic salary, as determined by the host institution (normally up to £55 000 pa) with an additional Trust supplement of £12 500 pa

-the essential costs of the research programme (e.g. consumables, equipment, research assistance, overseas allowances, collaborative travel and subsistence, fieldwork and data collection)

-an inflation allowance and support to attend scientific meetings.

-provision for public engagement costs

Additional funding is available to enable institutions to recruit exceptional scientists in the UK from overseas. The International Recruitment Supplement (IRS) is designed to be part of the fellowship, providing a competitive start-up package and covering some of the other costs associated with an individual recruitment. Candidates are advised to speak to their host institution before submitting a preliminary application.

Description

This Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships scheme provides support for outstanding postdoctoral scientists based in academic institutions in the UK and Republic of Ireland (RoI).

Candidates are expected to have an excellent track record in their scientific field and be able to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research.

Eligibility

‣ Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships  applicants should have between seven and normally twelve years’ research experience (from the date of your viva to the decision date, i.e. interview) at postdoctoral level, or veterinary equivalent, and have a substantial record of publications in your chosen area of research in leading international journals.

 Time spent outside the research environment will be taken into consideration (e.g. time away due to personal reasons such as maternity, paternity, adoption leave or other caring responsibilities; ill-health or working in a non-research environment/role such as industry).

‣ Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships applicants must be:

  • a UK/EEA national
  • a non-EEA national who either has a relevant degree from a UK university, or has worked in the UK for at least a continuous three-year period
  • an exceptional biomedical scientist, who does not fall within the categories above, whose recruitment to the host institution would be advantageous to both the applicant and the institution.
  • Please note that if you hold an established post you are not eligible to apply for a fellowship to be held at your current employing institution. However, in exceptional circumstances, we are willing to consider a preliminary application if you wish to move institution and are able to make a strong scientific justification for the move.
  • Holders of Senior Fellowships supported by other UK funding bodies are not eligible to apply.
  • The Trust does not normally accept resubmissions of main applications for its fellowships. Please contact the Office for further advice.
  • Applicants may not apply for more than one Wellcome Trust fellowship scheme at any one time.

Selection Criteria for Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships

Reviewers typically assess:

‣  the calibre of the candidate

‣  the quality and importance of the research question(s)

‣  the approach to solving these questions

‣  the suitability of the research environment.

Notification:

‣ Shortlisting of candidates by Expert Review Group: Sept 2015

‣ Shortlisted candidate interviews by Interview Panel: 2-4 Dec 2015

Scholarship Application Method 

‣ Awards will be made following a rigorous review process and interview. 

‣ The Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships application process consists of the following stages:

  • Preliminary application: A preliminary application form should be completed, via the Trust’s eGrants online application system and submitted any time before the published deadline. (Note: select the ‘Senior Research Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Science’ form in the ‘Scheme Name’ drop-down menu, then select ‘Principal/Senior Research Fellowship’ to choose the preliminary application form). Your preliminary application must be accompanied by an institutional statement of commitment from your host institution sponsor
  • Invited main application – If a main application is invited, you will be asked to complete the main application form. The form will require you to provide information additional to that provided in the preliminary application, particularly in relation to your research vision.

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date:  Applications are now considered three times a year.

‣ The timetable for the next round of the competition is as follows: Next preliminary application deadline: 8 May 2015 and Main application deadline: 17 July 2015 . 

‣ Invitations to complete a main application form will usually be sent to candidates within one month of the preliminary application deadline.

‣ 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.

For more Information about Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships




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