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University of Otago Special Health Research Scholarship, New Zealand

The University of Otago Special Health Research Scholarship provides funding to support outstanding doctoral students who are contemplating a career in Health Research.
Graduates in any discipline intending to undertake research training at PhD level on a topic relevant to human health are eligible to apply.
Applicants must be :
* Obtaining their first doctoral qualification
* Domestic or International students
* Undertaking health related research
Confirmation of the scholarship is dependent on approval to register as a doctoral candidate and completion of the enrolment procedure.Selection is based predominantly on academic merit and the applicant’s potential for research.
These scholarships are also available for candidates for professional doctorates (DClinDent, EdD) who will be engaged in full-time thesis study in the year following application. Up-to-date application forms will be available from August 2011.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 November 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Medical Research Council Fellowships, Methodology Research, UK

MRC fellowships enable outstanding individuals to undertake challenging projects in excellent research and training environments. An MRC award is there to enable you to do something truly out of the ordinary in training and developing you as a potential research leader.

This Fellowship is open to applicants already working in, or who wish to move into, health related research. It provides up to four years’ funding for multidisciplinary research training into innovative statistical methods and their application in clinical research. Applicants should present not only a challenging research project but also clear and ambitious plans for their development as researchers able to apply advanced skills to an increasingly broad range of problems.

Who can apply?

Applicants should either hold, or expect to receive before the award starts, a doctorate in statistics, biostatistics or a related discipline and less than 5 years post-doctoral experience. However, please note that candidates without medical statistical experience are welcome to apply; provided they specify a training package appropriate to the aims of this fellowship.

At the postdoctoral level, all Fellowships provide the Fellow’s competitive salary and necessary research training costs (e.g. consumables, travel, equipment etc) and other costs allowable under Full Economic Costs (FEC). Any research staff required should be requested and clearly justified but this would be considered exceptional.

The deadline for applications is 4.00pm on Friday 8th October 2010