Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities

An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds

Second round of Wellcome Trust non-clinical researcher transitional funding

The University of Leeds has been awarded a grant of £1m over 2 years from the Wellcome Trust ISSF to support Biomedical and related research.

This has been matched by an equal investment by the University.

A major component of this funding is intended to support early-stage researchers in order to enable them to realise their potential and position themselves to compete for external Fellowship applications. The University of Leeds seeks to identify Fellowship candidates at either the last stages of their PhD work or after one or two post-doctoral positions, dependent on the type of Fellowship envisioned.

These awards will cover both salary costs and a contribution towards consumables, aligned to the needs of the proposed work. Applicants should be working within the Wellcome Trust research remit (http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/index.htm). Flexibility will be paramount, but we envisage that for Biomedical Science researchers, these awards would normally be for 6-12 months in the first instance, up to a maximum value of £50,000. For Medical Humanities or Society & Ethics researchers, these awards would normally be for 3-6 months in the first instance, up to a maximum of £25,000.

Fellowships are available immediately, or may be taken up at any stage, dependent on your current funding position. Applicants who are planning to apply for fellowships to remain in Leeds or to move elsewhere are welcome, as are applicants wishing to come and work in Leeds.

Awards are available immediately, or may be taken up at any stage, dependent on your current funding position. The scheme is open to applicants from outside Leeds who wish to work at the University, and Leeds-based scholars planning to apply for fellowships to move elsewhere. The fellows will be based at the Leeds Humanities Research Institute but work, as appropriate, with Medical Humanities colleagues across the University and especially with the Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities.

We invite interested applicants to provide the following information on the attached pro forma:

·         A short description of research plans (500 words max)

·         Intended Fellowship application(s) and proposed location

·         Basic biographical details (education, employment, current position with funding and dates)

·         Publications to date

·         Other academic achievements (grants/conference presentations etc.)

The completed pro forma should not exceed 2 pages.

To download the pro forma and for more information on the process, visit the centre’s university webpage.

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