Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowships for Applicants of UK and Republic of Ireland, 2014

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The Wellcome Trust is funding Engagement Fellowships in the field of public engagement with science in the UK and/or the Republic of Ireland. Applicants must have three years experience engaging the public with science. The fellowship includes salary or salary buyout, project costs, training, membership of the Wellcome Collection club, Henry’s, office space and facilities at the Wellcome Trust for the duration of two years. Application must be submitted via electronically till 21 February 2014.

Study Subject(s): The fellowship is awarded in the field of public engagement with science.
Course Level: This fellowship is for pursuing research programme.
Scholarship Provider: Wellcome Trust
Scholarship can be taken at: Fellows must be based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.

Eligibility:
-Accelerate and enhance the careers of talented people, propelling them to become the public engagement leaders of tomorrow
-Enable Fellows to investigate and shape best practice in public engagement.
-Raise the profile and prestige of public engagement in both the Fellow’s field of work and the biomedical sciences more widely
-Foster a network of influential public engagement ambassadors within biomedical science.
-Engagement Fellowships are open to individuals with a proven track record of delivering (rather than facilitating) high-quality public engagement and aim to propel Fellows to become leaders in the field of public engagement with science in the UK and/or the Republic of Ireland. Applications are welcome from professional science communicators, research scientists, medical historians, clinicians or professionals working in the arts.
-Applicants may or may not be currently affiliated with or employed by a UK academic institution. In those cases where they are, however, applicants may be asked to demonstrate how they will help to further embed public engagement as a core activity within their home institution on their return.
Fellows must: -have at least three years’ experience (full- or part-time) engaging the public with science
-Be based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applicants may or may not be currently affiliated to or employed by a UK academic institution. (Applications are welcome from professional science communicators, research scientists, medical historians, clinicians or professionals working in the arts.)

Scholarship Description: Now in their third year, Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowships aim to support and develop upcoming stars in public engagement with science. The Engagement Fellowships champion the leaders of tomorrow by fostering the most promising upcoming talent of today. We are looking for people with a strong track record of engaging the public with ideas around biomedical science and/or medical humanities, looking to make a step-change in their careers. We will provide the freedom, resources and the environment to enable exceptional individuals to develop their skills and practice in encouraging the public to examine, explore and debate the big scientific challenges that society faces.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Financial support is available for two years.

What does it cover? The trust will provide Fellows with financial support for up to two years, covering: salary or salary buyout (on a full- or part-time basis) project costs training, where appropriate if desired, access to office space and facilities at the Wellcome Trust for the duration of the Fellowship, as well as membership of the Wellcome Collection club, Henry’s where appropriate, opportunities to work with Wellcome Trust staff to develop project ideas.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: The 2015 preliminary application deadline will be announced in late summer/early autumn. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview on 25 June 2014.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The preliminary application deadline is 21 February 2014.

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