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Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowships

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The Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society invite applications for the Sir Henry Dale fellowships. These enable postdoctoral scientists who wish to build their own UK-based independent research career to address an important biomedical question. Research may range from the molecules and cells vital to life and their role in the global spread of disease, to clinical and public-health research seeking to improve the quality of healthcare. It can be based in the laboratory, clinic or field, and may involve experimental or theoretical approaches.

Applicants are expected to have relevant scientific or mathematical qualifications and be no more than seven years from the date of receiving their PhD. They must be:

•a UK or EEA national;

•a non-EEA national who either has a relevant degree from a UK university, or has worked in the UK for at least a continuous three-year period;

•an exceptional biomedical scientist who does not fall within the categories above and whose recruitment to the host organisation would be advantageous to both the applicant and the organisation.

Applicants must also have an eligible sponsoring host organisation in the UK that can guarantee support and adequate space and resources for the duration of the award.

Fellowships are tenable for five years in the first instance, with the potential to apply for competitive renewal for an additional three years. Funding covers a basic salary plus an enhancement of £7,500 per year, research expenses, travel and subsistence, and overseas allowances. In addition, the funders provide an inflation and flexible funding allowance, as well as a contribution towards indirect and estate costs of £11,000 per year.

Preliminary application deadline: 1 December 2015 (5pm)

For more information, please visit:

For advice on applying, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.


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