David Phillips Fellowships (close 21 Oct 15)

See BBSRC for more details The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council invites applications for the David Phillips fellowships. These support researchers who are wishing to establish their first independent research group. The research may be in any area of science within the council’s remit, which includes research on plants, microbes, animals, and tools and technology underpinning biological research.

Applicants should hold a PhD but not hold, or have held, an open-ended academic position of lecturer level or equivalent. They should have at least three years of active postdoctoral research experience prior to June 2015.

Up to five fellowships are available. Each fellowship includes up to £1 million at 80 per cent full economic cost for personal salary and research support. The host institution should also make a substantial demonstration of support for the fellow, in terms of access to facilities and equipment, training and research costs.