College of Medical and Dental Sciences Fellowship Scheme

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is proud to be offering a fellowship programme for outstanding clinical and non-clinical researchers who wish to apply for independent research fellowships funded by organisations such as the EU, Research Councils UK, the Wellcome Trust, other research charities such as CRUK, BHF and Arthritis Research UK, and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  We would expect you to align with our key strengths in the following areas:  Immunity, Infection and Inflammation, Cancer, Applied Health Research, Metabolism and Reproduction and Cardiovascular Sciences.

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Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund – Intermediate Research Fellowships (4 years)

The principle objective of The Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund Intermediate Research Fellowship programme is to facilitate the careers of truly outstanding biomedical scientists by allowing them to gain experience in an international centre of excellence prior to establishing an independent research group of their own.  Deadline 17th  April 2015. Continue reading

Marie Curie fellowships – attracting researchers to Birmingham

Are you looking for funding for a postdoc, visiting researchers or research fellow?

The European Commission has launched a call for Marie Curie fellowships as part of the Horizon 2020 Programme.

You can use the scheme to attract good researchers to Birmingham from Europe and anywhere in world. The newly launched schemes includes the following changes from the last round:

  • They will fund an extra 350 fellowships this year compared to the last call, which is likely to ensure a minimum official success rate of 20%.
  • The proposal has now been reduced to 10 pages from 25 pages.
  • You can arrange for fellows to visit any non-academic organisation during the period of their fellowship.

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Stand Up To Cancer

CRUK have announced a new funding opportunity in partnership with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) – the SU2C-CRUK Translational Research Fellowship. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is now accepting applications from exceptional post-doctoral (clinical and non-clinical) researchers who are focused on accelerating progress in translational research. This transatlantic scheme will provide up to four years’ support to UK- and US-based researchers. Continue reading

Developing your potential – Fellowships

This gives you the chance to hear from Prof Jayne Parry (Head of Health and Population Sciences), Dr Zania Stamataki (Royal Society Fellow) and Dr Mark Cobbold (Research Fellow in Immunity and Infection) about what is needed to produce a successful fellowship application, as well as how to develop a prosperous career.

Check out do’s and don’ts, plus other advice on our events page.

Fellowships

If you are interested in applying for a fellowship and would like some hints and tips then please see our events page for more details. At this workshop we had speakers with personal experience of securing their own fellowship, from early career fellowships to senior fellowships – Ben Wilcox, Zania Stamataki, Claire Shannon-Lowe, and Yemisi Takwaoingi. They all gave great talks about their experience and held a Q&A session at the end.