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Wellcome Trust postdoc funding scheme opens

Applications are now open for the 2010 Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, which supports the most promising newly qualified postdoctoral researchers in their first steps to an independent research career.

The Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme is for newly qualified postdocs with a burning biomedical research question to investigate. This funding provides a chance to begin an independent research career and work in some of the best labs in the UK and overseas.

These awards, first made by the Trust in 2007, support the most promising newly qualified postdoctoral researchers by providing £250 000 over four years to cover salary, research costs and travel/subsistence. To apply, you must be in the final year of your PhD studies or have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience.

The deadline for preliminary applications is 1 November 2010, and full applications will be due by 31 January 2011. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in May 2011.

Interested? Find out how to apply and get a taste of what it's like to be a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellows by watching our video and reading the information on the scheme pages.

To find out about Cambridge Neuroscientist Molly Crockett's recent Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme Award please click here.

Posted on 16/08/2010

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