Post Doctoral Fellowships and Brain Entry Fellowships

Guarantors of Brain

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Grant amount: Up to £60,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 16, 2019

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher PhD Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research, Fellowship

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: United Kingdom

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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Post Doctoral Fellowships and Brain Entry Fellowships provide salary support for up to one year to early career academic clinicians based in the United Kingdom.

The Entry Fellowship is intended to provide transitional funding at entry from the early specialist training grades, prior to obtaining a research training fellowship (ie. prior to a PhD).

The Post Doctorial Fellowship may be undertaken on completion of a higher degree and while waiting for an SpR post (replacing the former Brain Exit scholarship), or at a later stage in training but before completion of the CCT. In exceptional circumstances, the Guarantors of Brain may appoint a candidate at the end of their neurology (or related specialty) training who wishes to undertake a further period of research.

Funding consists of full time salary (including superannuation, etc.) on the Specialty Registrar scale according to age and experience, up to a maximum of £60K (including NI and superannuation). Up to four new fellowships will be awarded following advertisement and interview. Only basic salary support is provided.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must be eligible for, or engaged in, specialty higher specialist training in Neurology or a related specialty in the UK (including MRCP or equivalent).
  • The candidate must be able to demonstrate the intention to have a career in clinical neurology or related specialties, plus the intention and aptitude to secure a definitive training post, research fellowship or lectureship in clinical neurology or related specialties in the UK.