Senior Research Fellowships - Wellcome Trust, 2020
Deadline for applications: 27 Feb 2020 17:00 (UK)
Career stage: Leading a research programme.
Level of funding: Salary and research expenses covered.
Duration of funding: Typically 5 years, but can be up to 7 years if a strong scientific justification is provided (after this you can apply for one renewal of up to 5 years with 50% of your salary covered by us).
Who can apply
You can apply for a Senior Research Fellowship if you're already leading your own independent research programme and you are an emerging global leader in your field.
You should have a higher degree (PhD or equivalent) and significant research experience.
You should be able to show:
you have a track record of holding independent funding such as project, programme or fellowship support
you have made important contributions to your area of research, for example publications, patents, software development or an impact on health policy or practice
your work is important, original and has impact
you have a strong rationale for needing a research fellowship rather than taking up an established post
you're committed to developing and mentoring less experienced researchers.
You must have sponsorship from a head of department or equivalent at an eligible host organisation. Your host organisation must be located in one of the following: