Advanced Training Award

To provide younger researchers within one to three years of submitting a PhD with an opportunity to re-train and gain additional expertise in an established research institution in the UK.

Candidates must be moving into a different field of science (e.g. from cell biology to bioinformatics or entering cardiovascular science from a different discipline).

Entry requirement

  • Apply within 1 to 3 years of submitting a PhD.
  • Residency requirements apply – check eligibility

Duration of grant

  • 2 or 3 years.
  • The fellowship may be taken up on a part-time employment basis, where appropriate, following discussion and agreement with us and the employing institution.

Award may include

  • Salary of applicant.
  • Research consumables, directly attributable to the project, usually less than £10,000 per year.

How to apply

Who can apply?

  • The application must be made by an established investigator who will be the supervisor.
  • The primary supervisor must devote a minimum of 10% of their time to supervising the student and a second supervisor should also be included.

Additional information

You will be asked to attach a single PDF document to your online application form containing the following information:

Additional information checklist

  1. For resubmissions, include previous feedback and provide a detailed response explaining how the revised application has changed from the original submission.
  2. Abstract of the proposed investigation in less than 150 words.
  3. Background to the project and pilot data.

  4. Original hypothesis.
  5. Experimental details and design of proposed investigation.
  6. Power calculations.

  7. Expected value of results.
  8. List of references relevant to the proposed project.
  9. List of recent relevant publications from supervisor.
  10. Additional pages for appendices (e.g. charts, graphs, photos); must be kept to a minimum and should be submitted only if essential to the understanding of the application.
  11. Statement detailing the scientific techniques in which the candidate will be trained.
  12. Full CV of the candidate; including list of publications, statement of career intentions and email address.
  13. Supporting letters from collaborators.
  14. Valid copy of ethical approval if relevant.
Sections 2-7 must not exceed 6 A4 sides. The PDF file size must not exceed 20MB.
 
Please ensure Arial font size 12 is used. If this font size is not used, the application will be rejected prior to formal consideration. 

Decision process

There are no closing dates.

Please submit the application when it is ready. Receipt will be acknowledged within 24 hours and we will advise you when you can expect the result. A decision will be reached by the Fellowships Committee (4 meetings a year) after it has considered external peer review reports.

Allow 6 months from submission to decision.

Apply online