Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships open for application

Preliminary applications are now being accepted for the Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, which supports the most promising newly qualified postdoctoral researchers.

This scheme is for newly qualified postdocs with a burning biomedical research question to investigate. It provides a chance to begin an independent research career and work in some of the best labs in the UK and overseas.

These awards support the most promising newly qualified postdoctoral researchers by providing £250,000 over four years to cover their salary, research costs, travel and subsistence.

Preliminary applications must be received by 20 May 2013, and full applications by 26 July 2013. Candidates should have no more than 12 months' postdoctoral experience by July 2013.

For further information on the application process and a taste of what it's like to be a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow visit the scheme page.