Wellcome Trust: Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science, Mar 2018
Closing date: 12 March 2018
This scheme provides support for established independent scientific researchers who are leaders in their field.
Salary and research expenses are covered, for up to 5 years.
Your host organisation must be based in the UK or ROI.
Who can apply
You can apply for a Senior Research Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Science if you’re an established researcher leading your own independent research programme. The programme of work you propose must be innovative and ambitious.
You must have a PhD and significant postdoctoral research experience.
You should be able to show:
your work is important, original and has impact
you have made important contributions to your area of research, eg publications, patents, software development or an impact on policy
you have an international reputation as a research leader in your field
you have a track record of sustained research support from major funding bodies
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 in the UK or Republic of Ireland.
If you're proposing to stay in your current department, you should describe in your application how this project will further your independent scientific career.
If you've been away from research (eg for a career break, maternity leave, or long-term sick leave), we'll allow for this when we consider your application.
Your research proposal
Your research proposal must:
describe an innovative and ambitious programme of work
explain the approaches you will use to deliver that programme of work
be distinct from, and not replace, activities already supported by other awards.