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Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowships 2011, UK: Medicine

This fellowship is for medical, dental, veterinary or clinical psychology graduates who have little or no research training, but who wish to develop a long-term career in academic medicine. Applications are encouraged from individuals who wish to undertake substantial training through high-quality research in an appropriate unit or clinical research facility, towards a PhD or MD qualification.
The fellowship is open to individuals with a relevant connection to the European Economic Area (EEA) for fellowships to be held in a UK or Republic of Ireland institution. Non-UK candidates should contact the office for advice before submitting an application.
The applicant should have completed general professional training as defined by the relevant college.
-Medical graduates must have passed the relevant exam for their specialty, e.g. MRCP, MRCS, MRCOphth/FRCOphth Part 1, MRCPsych, MRCOG Part 1, MRCPCH, FRCA Part 1. GPs are advised to contact the office to clarify their eligibility.
-Dental candidates must have obtained MFD, MFDS, MGDS, MFGDP or equivalent.
-Veterinary candidates should have a degree in veterinary medicine (e.g. BVSc, BVM&S, BVMS, BVetMed, VetMB) and some experience in clinical practice. An intercalated degree is desirable, but not essential.
-Clinical psychology candidates must have obtained a professional Doctorate-level qualification in Clinical Psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society before taking up the award. Candidates are advised to contact the office to clarify their eligibility.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 6 June 2011

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Latin American / PAAO Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship 2011, USA

A one year hands-on pediatric ophthalmology fellowship is available for one qualified Latin American ophthalmologist through the PAAO in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas  and its affiliated Children’s Medical Center The position will include the opportunity for direct patient medical and surgical interactions as well as the opportunity to participate in significant clinical research activities. The candidate must be a member of the PAAO.

  • General ophthalmologist, age 35 years or younger, from Mexico, Central or South America, or the Caribbean.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English. Candidates must have taken the TOEFL exam and submit their results with their application. Mandatory. Candidates will be interviewed by telephone to gauge their English abilities.
  • Willing to commit for one or two years of training.
  • Completion of a recognized ophthalmology residency in Latin America.
  • Applicants with additional training in or those currently practicing pediatric ophthalmology and/or strabismus will be given preference.
  • Established medical and surgical competence and good depth perception.
  • Highly recommended by chairperson and training program director.
  • Commitment to return to Latin America at conclusion of fellowship training program
  • The candidate must be a member of the PAAO
  • Scholarship Application Deadline:August 10, 2011

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    GESA Postgraduate Clinical Research Scholarship, Australia

    Clinical research is defined broadly as research predominantly involving human subjects. It may involve clinical or physiological studies of patients or volunteers, studies based on diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, clinical epidemiology, population studies, observational studies, clinical practice, treatment trials or evaluation of medical technology. There may be a component of laboratory studies, but applications for predominately laboratory-based work should be directed to the other awards offered by the Society.

    The award is designed for candidates at an early stage in their careers, for example (but not confined to) advanced trainees who have completed core clinical training at the time of taking up the scholarship.


    The applicant is required to:

    * Read, understand and agree to all the requirements listed in the 2011 instruction booklet;
    * Be a current financial member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, defined as “confirmed as a financial member of the society prior to applying for the award”;
    * Attend the next Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) following notification of the award and in each year of tenure;
    * Correctly complete the application form and lodge it with attachments prior to the closing date;
    * The proposed supervisor is required to be a current financial member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia at the time of submission of the application;
    * It is preferred that applicants intend pursing a career in gastroenterology or hepatology. However, the research committee reserves the right to evaluate each application on a case-by-case basis.

    Scholarship Application Deadline:31 August 2011

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