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Wellcome Trust Accepting Applications for Two Clinical-Focus Postdoctoral Training Programs


The Wellcome Trust this week announced that it is accepting applications for two postdoctoral training award schemes — one for clinician scientists, the other for bachelor of medicine/PhD graduates. According to the Wellcome Trust, the Early Postdoctoral Training Fellowship for Clinician Scientists program is aimed at candidates who have recently obtained an advanced degree and will provide awardees "with the opportunity to explore new environments and gain postdoctoral research experience that will lay the foundations for a successful independent career." The foundation adds that these fellowships are for up to three years, and the total cost will typically be capped at £350,000.

The Postdoctoral Training Fellowship for MB/PhD Graduates program is aimed at "newly qualified MB/PhD graduates or those who have achieved a high-quality PhD during, or before starting, their medical degree," the Wellcome Trust says, and will also provide its awardees with the chance to make early starts at their independent careers. Under this scheme, awards are for up to four years "and can be tailored to allow candidates to continue their postgraduate clinical training," the foundation says.

It adds that preliminary applications must be received by July 6. More information on both programs is available at the Wellcome Trust website.

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