The Castang Foundation is working in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academy to co-fund an NIHR-Castang Advanced Fellowship in 2019, which are designed for researchers at a postdoctoral level who:

  • have not yet established themselves as an independent researcher;
  • are looking to establish themselves as an independent researcher or improve their international recognition;
  • are looking to transition into applied health research from a basic science background; or 
  • are looking to re-establish their research career following a significant career break.

The fellowship is between 2 and 5 years and can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time
basis (between 50% and 100% whole time equivalent).

Financially the fellowships include full salary support and research costs; allowing researchers protected time to concentrate on their research, as well as supporting the development of a bespoke training and development programme to meet their individual needs and career trajectory. 

Why apply for a Partnership Fellowship?

Jointly funded Partnership Fellowships allow researchers an opportunity to maintain and
build a relationship with both the NIHR Academy and its charity partners. Award holders will
also be able to engage with and receive valuable input from patient groups, as well as
having the opportunity for increased exposure of research outcomes and outputs.

Applications for Advanced Fellowships are now open, and close at 1300 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Information on how to apply can be found on the NIHR webpage along with the relevant applicant Guidance Notes.

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