Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship

About this scheme

Key information

Career level
Clinician
Post doc
Early career researcher
Health professional
Research area
All research areas
Preliminary submission
Final submission
Committee review
Funding period
5 years
Funding amount
Salaries, expenses and equipment for you and up to 2 posts.
The Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship supports excellent clinician scientists to develop independence and leadership in their field of academic research.

Applications are considered from any area of our funding remit, with the exception of clinical trials and drug discovery.

You should:

  • Be based at a UK university or research institute during the fellowship
  • Have obtained a higher degree (MD/PhD) in a cancer-relevant research area
  • Have obtained your CCT and hold consultant status
  • Have undertaken a significant period of postdoctoral research
  • Be able to demonstrate that you meet the range of skills and experience as outlined in the 'establishing independence’ career stage in our Fellowships Competency Framework

You should not have a tenured academic post at a higher education institute or research institute.

Funding support is provided for:

  • Your salary at the appropriate honorary consultant grade
  • Salaries and running expenses for up to two posts. You may choose from a postdoctoral researcher, a technician and/or a (non-clinical) PhD student.
  • Associated running expenses
  • Equipment costs up to £25,000
  • Relocation costs up to £1,000 if you wish to take up your fellowship at a new host institution

Additional support

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

Application process

Applications for this scheme are considered twice per year and the application process has three stages:

  1. Preliminary application: reviewed and shortlisted by the Clinical Careers Committee
  2. Full applications: shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application and attend an interview. Full applications are peer-reviewed by international experts. 
  3. Interview: shortlisted candidates will attend a 40 minute interview with the Clinical Careers Committee.

Timelines

Preliminary deadline

Shortlisting meeting

Full application deadline

Interviews

4 December 2019

January 2020

19 February 2020

May 2020

16 April 2020*

July 2020

2 September 2020

November 2020

*Please note that we are still accepting applications for this current funding round

 

Before you begin your application

You must read:

All applications must be made through our electronic grants management system (eGMS).

The Clinical Careers Committee will judge your proposal on:

  • Scientific excellence: whether you have a strong scientific rationale to support the proposed research proposal.
  • Cancer-relevance: the value of the proposed work in advancing the fundamental understanding of cancer or improving how cancer is diagnosed and/or treated.
  • Your own track record and potential to produce outstanding results
  • The strength of your research team and research environment 

Cancer Research UK contact details

If you have questions about the eligibility of your proposal for this scheme, or require any assistance with your application, please contact the relevant funding manager.

 

Applications from London

Dr Marjolein Schaap

Senior Research Funding Manager

fellowships@cancer.org.uk

 

 

Applications from Cambridge, Manchester, Scotland, the Midlands & North England

Dr Lorenzo de la Rica

Research Funding Manager

fellowships@cancer.org.uk

 

 

Applications from Oxford, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Northern Ireland & the South of England

Dr Victoria Walker

Research Funding Manager

fellowships@cancer.org.uk

 

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Dr Sean Lim

Sean tells us about her successful progression from Clinician Scientist Fellow to Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellow.