Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships in UK or Overseas, 2018

Applications are invited for Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships in Biomedical Research to individuals with a relevant connection to the European Economic Area.

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.

Our funding supports over 14,000 people in more than 70 countries. In the next five years, we aim to spend up to £5 billion helping thousands of curious, passionate people all over the world explore ideas in science, population health, medical innovation, the humanities and social sciences and public engagement.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 18, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to postdoctoral researchers for developing their independent research careers, working in the best laboratories in the UK and overseas.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in Biomedical research. Candidates will be expected to identify an important biomedical research question and to develop and deliver a personal programme to achieve their research aims.
  • Scholarship Award: The fellowship provides an award of £300,000, including salary, fellowship supplement and research expenses.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Nationality: European Economic Area
  • Scholarship can be taken in UK or Overseas (You may be sponsored by your current host institution but must begin your fellowship at a new research location.)

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: These awards are open to individuals with a relevant connection to the European Economic Area (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvi, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK).
  • Entrance Requirements: Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships are aimed at researchers who want to undertake a guided period of research and will go on to lead their own independent research. You must either be in the final year of your PhD studies or be an early-career researcher with some initial postdoctoral experience. You should have started to make important contributions to your area of research, eg publications, patents, software development or an impact on policy. 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. You must also:
    • be a UK or European Economic Area national


    • have, or expect to have, a PhD from a UK or Republic of Ireland university.

    If you’ve been away from research (eg for a career break, maternity leave, or long-term sick leave), we’ll allow for this when we consider your application.

  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.


Application Procedure:

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