MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowships for Pre/Post Doctoral Applicants in UK, 2014

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Medical Research Council offer fellowships for international students in the UK. The fellowships are available for pursuing PhD (Pre or Postdoctoral) level. The MRC clinical research training fellowship provides up to three years support for clinically qualified, active professionals to undertake specialized or further research training in the bio-medical sciences within the UK. A further year’s funding is available for patient orientated clinical research training fellowships. Pre doctoral fellowships are awarded at 100% of the Full Economic Cost (FEC). Post-doctoral fellowships are awarded at 80% FEC. (Full economic costs do not apply to pre-doctoral fellowships.. The MRC clinical research training fellowship provides up to three years’ support for clinically qualified, active professionals to undertake specialized or further research training in the bio-medical sciences within the UK. A further year’s funding is available for patient orientated clinical research training fellowships. The scheme is designed to accommodate the dual clinical-research training career path by allowing fellows to spend up to 20 per cent of their time on NHS sessions. Fellows are required to register for a research degree, normally a PhD, based on research undertaken during the fellowship..  The fellowships are available for pursuing a PhD (Pre or Postdoctoral) level.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Fellowships are for research training in the bio-medical sciences.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Medical and dental graduate applicants should be at a specialty registrar (StR) grade or below, or be at the equivalent level in general practice. Applicants are required to have completed MRCP (or equivalent) exams before taking up the award; if applicants have not completed membership examinations owing to their specialty training pathway they should explain on the application form why this is and when they plan to complete the membership. Experienced StR grade applicants will preferably have worked for a period in a department where clinical research is in progress. Overseas applicants must confirm the equivalent status to relevant UK Royal College qualifications in their application. Veterinarians may apply where they have equivalent qualifications to those above and providing their project is of relevance to human health.
Benefits of the scholarship:  Pre doctoral fellowships are awarded at 100% of the Full Economic Cost (FEC). Postdoctoral fellowships are awarded at 80% FEC. (Full economic costs do not apply to pre-doctoral fellowships. At the pre-doctoral level, the fellowship provides a competitive personal salary up to but not including NHS consultant level, and a research training support grant of up to £20,000 per year (or £60,000 over the three year period). This may cover consumables, PhD fees, equipment, conference travel, and other course fees; however, each item must be separately costed and justified.)
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Duration:  Scholarship is offered for three years.
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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