Applications are invited for Harry Keen Intermediate Clinical Fellowship. Fellowship is available for outstanding medically qualified professionals and other clinically qualified professionals, including nurses, pharmacists and members of the Allied Health Professions, who have gained a PhD or equivalent (e.g. MD (Res)), to establish themselves as independent researchers with a view to a long-term career as a clinical research leader in the field of diabetes. Applicants of any nationality may apply but must normally have been resident and working in the EEA (European Economic Area) for three years immediately prior to their application. The application deadline is 16 July 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in the field of diabetes to be be held at a UK-based institute.
Course Level: Fellowship is available to undertake research at a UK-based institute.
Programme Provider: Diabetes UK
Award can be taken at: UK
User Review( votes)
-Diabetes UK Fellowships must be held at a UK-based institute.
-Applicants should have previously undergone a period of research training and must have completed a PhD or equivalent (e.g. MD (Res)).
-Applicants of any nationality may apply but must normally have been resident and working in the EEA (European Economic Area) for three years immediately prior to their application.
-Medical candidates should have a national training number (NTN) or have obtained their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT/CCST) but should be no more than 3 years post CCT.
-Other clinically qualified professional candidates (including nurses, pharmacists and members of the Allied Health Professions) must have current registration with the relevant professional body/council of their profession.
-GPs are advised to contact the office to clarify their eligibility.
Open for International Students: Applicants of all nationalities (must normally have been resident and working in the EEA (European Economic Area) for three years immediately prior to their application) are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
Description: This Fellowship has been established in recognition of the life and work of Professor Harry Keen, a clinical pioneer who helped to shape the understanding of diabetes and its treatment.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Funding is available either for a period of four years or five years.
What does it cover?
Fellow‡s salary: The salary for the Fellow will be provided and should be set by the host institute at an appropriate level and in line with the applicant‡s experience. Diabetes UK is willing to consider funding salary costs for up to 11 programmed activities. If a Fellowship award is recommended, the Fellow will be required to provide a copy of their contract with their substantive employer and job plan for the period to be funded prior to confirmation of the award. Applicants expecting to be awarded an Honorary Consultant contract during the period of the award should cost in the anticipated increase in salary at the point of application.
-Running expenses: The Fellowship will provide research expenses (materials and consumables, collaborative travel and project-specific pieces of equipment). All costs must be fully justified and value for money will be assessed by the Panel. Please note that the final level of award will be at the discretion of the Funding Panel.
-Other costs: The salary of a technician or research assistant may also be requested. Applicants should ensure that these costs are fully justified in their application and note that the award of additional staff posts on the grant is at the discretion of the Panel.
-Training overseas: Funding for a period of research overseas (up to a maximum of 12 months) may be requested and must be fully justified in the application.
Selection Criteria: Full applications will be assessed on the following criteria:
-Scientific quality of the proposal and its relevance to people with diabetes
-Applicant‡s research and clinical career to date
-Applicant‡s leadership potential
-Quality of research environment and support
Notification: Interviews will take place in November 2015. Applicants will be notified as to the success of their application by email and letter shortly after interview.
How to Apply: Applicants should, in the first instance, submit a preliminary application. This must be completed through our online portal and should contain the following information:
-CV of the proposed Fellow
-CV of the proposed Sponsor(s)
-A brief outline of the proposed research
-A letter of support from the administering institute. Any commitment to the Fellow, which will be provided by the host institution post fellowship, should be detailed in this letter.
-A letter of support from your proposed Sponsor.
-A letter of support from an academic who is not your proposed Sponsor.
-Those applicants who have not completed their clinical training should provide a detailed plan for doing so. This plan must be approved by the relevant Royal College or post graduate Dean or Regional Training Director prior to application. A letter confirming approval should be included with the preliminary application.
Preliminary applications will be sent to a specialist Panel to review their eligibility for the scheme and to make recommendations on which applicants should be invited to submit a full application.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 16 July 2015.