Wellcome/LHRI Postdoctoral Fellowships
Call for applications
Thanks to a recent grant by the Wellcome Trust to the University, opportunities are now available for 3-6 month postdoctoral fellowships in the history of medicine and other areas of medical humanities, to be held at the LHRI, and with a view to successful applicants using the time at Leeds to put together funding applications that might enable them to return to Leeds on a longer-term basis.
The application is straightforward and only two pages. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Who is this for?
Transition Funding Awards, are open to strong fellowship candidates within the broad area of biomedical research, to help them make the necessary but often challenging transition from being a PhD researcher or postdoc to a fully independent researcher. Previous rounds have supported researchers from Biological Sciences, Arts and Medicine & Health.
What does the funding cover?
The Transition Funding Awards will cover both salary costs and a contribution towards research costs. This will be reviewed on a case by case basis, but it envisaged that each award will be for six to 12 months. In addition to financial support, recipients will also receive mentoring throughout the award. This will include help with the identification of suitable external fellowship opportunities and subsequent preparation of applications. These external fellowship applications will be subjected to rigorous internal peer review prior to submission with extensive feedback on funding applications. Interview coaching will help to prepare awardees for that critical final stage in the fellowship application process.
How do I apply?
For further information on how to apply, please visit the Institutional Strategic Support Fund website
Medical Humanities applicants: For informal enquiries or advice about your eligibility for the scheme please contact Prof. Stuart Murray (email@example.com)
Who do I contact if I need advice?
For informal enquiries or advice about your eligibility for the scheme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org