Wellcome Prime Scholarships for International researchers to study at the University of Nottingham in UK.

Brief Description: Wellcome Prime Scholarships aim to support the most productive and innovative early career researchers at Nottingham who aspire to become future research leaders by supporting them in developing or enhancing their international profile.

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Eligibility – Time in post

Applicants should be able to demonstrate research excellence and have held a permanent academic position for not more than 10 years. Applicants should not currently hold a full professorship.

The scheme is also open to early career researchers returning to work after a period of leave in excess of three months (for example, parenting or career’s leave) who satisfy the criteria above. The period of leave should have ended within a calendar year of the application deadline (or pro-rata for those who are part-time).

Eligibility – funding

  • Faculties of Science and Medicine and Health Sciences: applicants would be expected to hold, or have recently held, funding of at least £250,000 as Principal Investigator or as Co-Investigator with an equivalent funding split.
  • Faculties of Arts and Humanities: applicants would be expected to hold, or have recently held, funding of at least £50,000 as Principal Investigator or as Co-Investigator with an equivalent funding split.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue research.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: Early Career Researchers can apply for a maximum award of £50,000 over 2 years or £25,000 over 1 year. In both cases, these funds can be used for:

  • Buy-out of teaching and administrative commitments. Note: if funds arenot to be used for teaching buy-out the maximum award available is up to £20,000 per year.
  • Provision of bridging funding for research continuity: for example via provision for funding of a PDRA (or similar) in the scholar’s lab for a short time (e.g. 3-9 months) to encourage research continuity whilst further funding is secured.
  • Funds to develop collaborative research: for example for collaborative projects and visits to world-leading laboratories and/or other research environments within the UK and abroad.

National/International Students:  International researchers are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

How to Apply: Please email completed application forms to sara.sleigh-at-nottingham.ac.ukby.

Application Deadline: The next deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

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