Clinical Primer scheme
This scheme is open for applications.
The closing date for applications is 09:00 GMT Thursday 8 November 2018.
About the scheme
Are you considering a career as a clinical academic but want to experience life as a researcher before you decide?
Clinical primers are aimed at medical, veterinary and dental graduates. They are designed to give outstanding early career clinicians the chance to experience a world-class research environment for the first time.
Applications from suitably qualified clinical graduates are invited for six month biomedical/health research “primer” projects to be undertaken at the University of Bristol. These are supported by a Wellcome Trust ‘Institutional Strategic Support Fund’ award to the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and the University of Bristol. The funding will cover clinical salary and associated project costs. For information, to date we have funded 17% of applicants to this scheme.
This opportunity is aimed at exceptionally motivated clinically qualified medical, veterinary and dental trainees who are at an early stage of their career, but who can demonstrate a capability and a drive to undertake a period of research with a view to developing a career in academic medicine. Successful candidates will undertake a biomedical "primer" project at the University of Bristol, with a view to preparing them for a PhD fellowship application such as the GW4 Clinical Academic Training programme or similar scheme.
Applicants must be fully-qualified medical doctors or dentists and will have started, or be ready to start, their specialist training (in which case the project will be undertaken as an out of programme module)
have completed a degree in veterinary medicine or veterinary science. An intercalated degree or other research experience (e.g. undergraduate vacation project) is also desirable. Applicants should be entitled to work within the European Economic Area (EEA).
Primers will be available in various areas and specialties.
We particularly encourage applications from candidates keen to conduct interdisciplinary projects and they will be co-supervised by clinical and non-clinical members of staff. The training period is negotiable (range 3-6 months) and will allow time for one clinical session per week, if applicable.
Terms and conditions
The funds awarded for the Primers include a contribution from our Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund and, as such, are covered by the Wellcome Trust terms and conditions https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/managing-grant/grant-conditions
Please read these terms and conditions prior to making an application to ensure suitability of this funding source for your project.
If you have any queries regarding the terms and conditions, please contact the EBI Manager Dr Nina Couzin (email@example.com).
How to apply
Download and complete the application form below, and return it, together with your CV, to the EBI Funding Officer, Sarah Blackmore firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications is 09:00 GMT Thursday 8 November 2018
Your application will be reviewed and if successful, you will be invited to an interview in Bristol.
If you have any queries please see our frequently asked questions document. If this does not answer your query please contact the EBI Funding Officer, Sarah Blackmore email@example.com
Further information and queries
If you require further information or have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some examples of how this scheme works in practice:
Previous Clinical Primers
Find out more about previously awarded Clinical Primers.