Michael was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2014 from our Population Research Committee, to work on a project exploring the association of beta adrenergic receptor expression and beta-blocker use with breast cancer survival.
Population Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
About this scheme
Applications are considered on the basis of:
- Academic achievements to date and future potential.
- Scientific merit of the research proposal.
- Research environment provided by the sponsoring department.
Applicants should have:
- At the time of submitting the application, a PhD or be about to complete their PhD (or equivalent higher research degree).
- Less than six years of research experience since completing a PhD (or equivalent higher research degree).
Please note that these Fellowships cannot be held in the Cancer Research UK core funded Institutes.
Population Research Postdoctoral Fellowships can be awarded in the areas of:
- Cancer symptoms: natural history and awareness
- The early diagnosis pathway including alternative routes to diagnosis
- Interventions to increase presentation to primary care or uptake of screening
- Screening as a form of early diagnosis
- Behavioural and lifestyle interventions to prevent cancer (individual or population level), including prevention of cancer recurrence
- Adherence to chemoprevention
- Screening as a form of prevention
- Classical and health epidemiology, plus survival and incidence rates
- Repurposing of existing cohorts for ‘omics studies (excluding genetic epidemiology)
- Secondary physical effects of cancer treatment
- Methodological and statistical research relating to population sciences
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
Overvew of the application process
Applications for this scheme are considered once a year.
The application process has 3 stages:
- Submit a full application of 2,500 words, which will be peer-reviewed by experts.
- Your application will be reviewed by the Population Research Committee in May.
- If your application is successful you will be invited for interview in June, when you will have the opportunity to respond to the peer-reviewers comments.
All applications must be made online through our online grant management system, eGMS.
The next deadline is in November 2018 for review in May 2019.
Before you begin your application
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