Career Establishment Award
About this scheme
Applications are considered from any area of our funding remit, with the exception of clinical trials and drug discovery.
You should have:
- At least three and no more than eight years of research experience since completing your PhD at the time of submitting the preliminary application
- A full-time, fully funded post for the duration of the award
- Space and facilities to run an independent research group
- Completed your specialist training, obtained a PhD or MD and have at least three years’ post-doctoral research experience if you are a clinician
You should not:
- Have already received Fellowship funding to set up your research group
- Have a core-funded Group Leader position at one of our Institutes
Some other locations are not eligible; please contact the office before starting your application to see whether your host institution is covered.
Funding support is provided for:
- Salary for one post doctoral researcher and one technician
- Associated running expenses
- Equipment costs up to £25,000
Our fellowships offer a range of benefits beyond funding, including access to networking and training opportunities, flexible working policies and an accelerated route through the Tier 1 visa system.
How to apply to this scheme
Applications for this scheme are now considered twice a year, and the application process has three stages:
- Preliminary application: reviewed and short listed by the New Investigator Committee.
- Full application: peer-reviewed by international experts and reviewed and short listed by the New Investigator Committee.
- Interview: a 35 minute interview carried out by the New Investigator Committee.
All applications must be made through our electronic Grants Management System (eGMS).
Please see relevant application deadlines below for the upcoming New Investigator Committee meetings:
|Preliminary applications||Full applications||Interviews||Funding decisions|
|6 February 2017||25 May 2017||5-6 October 2017||October 2017|
|21 August 2017||27 November 2017||March 2018||March 2018|
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