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Our fellowships

Our fellowships are aimed at supporting outstanding scientists undertaking research into Parkinson's. 

Senior Research Fellowships

Purpose

Our senior research fellowships are for people who want to specialise in Parkinson's research by establishing their own research group. 

DEADLINES

The next deadline for senior research fellowship applications is 4pm on Wednesday 7 March 2018.

COSTS AND DURATION

Senior research fellowships are initially offered for up to £250,000 for 3 years.

Funding can cover:

  • the cost of the applicant's salary
  • appropriate start-up and running costs
  • support for additional research assistance such as a technician or research assistant
  • up to £1000 per year for training opportunities such as attendance at relevant conferences or short courses

Senior research fellowship award holders can formally apply for a further 2 years of funding at least 6 months before the end of the award. 

Fellowships awarded for more than 3 years may be dependent on the host research institution committing some funds towards the latter stages of the fellowship.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants should have a PhD or DPhil and will usually be expected to have at least 3 years' postdoctoral experience at the time of the application.

Supervisors should hold employment contracts that extend beyond the period of the grant.

Grants are tenable only at a UK university, research institution, NHS Trust or statutory social care organisation.

To find out more about what funding can cover and eligibility requirements, please read the information for applicants (PDF, 243KB).

Clinician Researcher Training Fellowships

Purpose

Our clinician researcher training fellowships are for qualified health and social care professionals who would like to train in research relevant to Parkinson's.

DEADLINES

The next deadline for clinician training fellowship applications is 4pm on Wednesday 7 March 2018.

COSTS AND DURATION

Clinician researcher training fellowships are offered for up to £250,000 over 3 years.

Funding can cover:

  • salary costs
  • a contribution towards research expenses
  • up to £1000 per year for training opportunities such as attendance at relevant conferences or short courses

Awards are available on a full-time or part-time basis.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants should be aiming to obtain a MPhil or PhD.

Awards must be based in, or linked to, designated UK host research units, centres, institutes or departments with a good track record in training and research relevant to Parkinson's.

Supervisors should hold employment contracts that extend beyond the period of the grant.

To find out more about what funding can cover and eligibility requirements, please read the information for applicants (PDF, 243KB).

A complex network of neurons develops as stem cells (iPSCs) derived from the skin of a sporadic Parkinson’s patient are differentiated in vitro into dopaminergic neurons. By Hugo Fernandes, University of Oxford, runner-up in Picturing Parkinson's 2016

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To find out more about how applications are assessed, and how we monitor successful grants, return to our research grants page.

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