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Discontinuation of MRC Skills Development Fellowships

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The Medical Research Council have today announced that they will no longer be offering the Skills Development Fellowship to instead provide more funding for their other fellowship schemes.

The Postdoctoral Skills Development Fellowships have played an important role in providing training opportunities for early career researchers with £68m invested in 240 fellows since it’s launch in 2011. MRC feel that it is more appropriate to develop new ways to support the postdoctoral workforce given the more interdisciplinary nature of research opportunities.

MRC still offer a variety of both Clinical and Non-Clinical Fellowships, further details of which can be found on their website.

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