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Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships

This scheme offers recently qualified postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to start independent research careers, working in some of the best research environments in the world.

You can apply for a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship if: you’re in the final year of your PhD studies or you have no more than two years of postdoctoral research experience (from the date of your PhD viva to the date of the interview). 

You must have:

  • an eligible sponsoring organisation in the UK or Republic of Ireland that will administer the fellowship for the full duration of the award
  • a research project within our scientific remit.

The Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship is for four years and can be held on a part-time basis.  An award of £250,000 provides support for: a basic salary (determined by your host organization), a fellowship supplement of £2,500 a year for your personal support, research expenses.

Deadline for application: 10th October 2016.