The Brain Tumour Charity partners with the MRC to jointly fund brain tumour Clinical Research Training Fellowships on a rolling basis with two grant rounds per year.
The Brain Tumour Charity is the largest and most experienced dedicated funder of research into brain tumours in the UK, spending over £10 million to date on research. We fund research into the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours and are keen to increase clinical research capacity in the brain tumour field.
The Brain Tumour Charity and MRC have set up a partnership to jointly fund
Clinical Research Training Fellowships to encourage and support new research
talent in neuro-oncology. These fellowships will provide up to three years'
support for clinically qualified, active professionals to undertake specialised
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
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, other course fees; however, each item must be separately costed and justified. Where animals are requested for the project, funding may be sought separately from the research training support grant. If the fellowship includes an element of research training outside the UK, overseas travel to the training centre and living allowances may also be requested separately from the research training support grant.
There will be two funding calls each year.
The dates for the next funding round are provided below:
Opening date: 29 July 2016 - Now closed
Submissions by: 8 September 2016
Short listing: February 2017
Interviews: 1-2 March 2016
Take up dates: April 2017 - September 2017
The dates for the subsequent funding round are as follows:
Opening date: 10 November 2016
Submissions by: 12 January 2017
Short listing: May 2017
Interviews: 20-21 June 2017
Take up dates: August 2017 - January 2018