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2011 Postdoctoral Training Fellowships for MB/PhD Graduates, UK: Medical, veterinary or dental

This scheme provides a unique opportunity for the most promising newly qualified MB/PhD graduates, or those who have achieved a high-quality PhD during or before starting their medical degree. It will enable successful candidates to make an early start in developing their independent research careers, by undertaking a period of postdoctoral training in the best laboratories in the UK and overseas, and can be tailored to allow them to continue their postgraduate clinical training.Fellowships are for up to four years (see ‘Eligibility’) and, depending on the duration of the fellowship, would not be expected to exceed £350 000. Fellowships provide:

a salary set by the host institution, according to age and experience
research expenses (e.g. materials and consumables, animals, small items of equipment)
travel and overseas subsistence
support to attend scientific meetings.
No funding is provided for course fees or examination fees.

Support funds for research staff or substantial equipment are not normally provided. It is expected that an appropriate laboratory(ies) will be selected and that the majority of the necessary equipment and facilities required for the proposed research be available to the candidate.Fellowships may be taken up on a part-time employment basis, where appropriate. Applicants are advised to consult their training authority when designing the clinical component of their application.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
15 April 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application