New CRUK Funding Scheme for mid-career scientists

Cancer Research UK have recently launched a new funding scheme which will support mid-career scientists.

The Programme Foundation Award will help develop scientists with the aim of applying for the higher level Programme Awards in the future.

The Award will provide £1.5m funding over the course of six years.

For more details, please visit Cancer Research UK’s website.



Upcoming PERCAT events

The next PERCAT Masterclass – Career Opportunities in Schools will be held on Wednesday 7 May 1.00-2.00 pm N143 IBR Seminar Room  

This Masterclass will be delivered by Tony Evans and Helen Wood – Head and Deputy Head of Prince Henry’s School, Evesham.

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Open to all – registration is required for this event.


Places still available for the next PERCAT Scriptoria Scientific Writing Workshop 9-10 June

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Festival of Graduate Research – Tuesday 8 April 2014

The Festival is first and foremost for the postgraduate researchers across the College giving them an opportunity to showcase their research and aimed at enthusing them to follow a research career.  Secondly, it is for everyone to get to know what is happening in the College – it will be a good networking event. Other highlights will be the session on ‘my career in research’ with early career researchers presenting their work and an overview of their career path to date.

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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.