We are here to support current students within the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2017-18 Postgraduate and Scholar Awards. Fulbright Awards provide generous grants for study, research and teaching in the United States. All-disciplines awards provide funding for individuals to pursue any academic subject at any accredited US higher education institution. The Commission also offers a variety of awards in specific subjects and at specific institutions in the US.
All-disciplines Postgraduate Award
Successful grantees also receive: a number of memberships, sickness and accident health coverage, and J-1visa sponsorship. There is substantial pre-departure support, including a Finalists’ Workshop (March) and a 2-day Orientation Programme (July). Once on-the-ground in the US, further support is offered by the Institute for International Education (IIE) and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), including additional travel grant opportunities for scholars to accept guest lecturing invitations at other US institutions.
After the grant period is over Fulbrighters have access to the US-UK alumni network and are given the opportunity to attend a range of social and cultural events in the UK.
For more information on the whole list of available Awards, deadlines, eligibility and how to apply visit the Awards section of the Fulbright website.
The ABPI are seeking a PIPS student to apply their scientific and project management experience in a policy context. The student will research the ‘Open Innovation’ platforms and resources that ABPI members are currently making available to the broader academic community, collecting case studies and quantitative data. They will also be researching the public sector resources in the UK that can be accessed by the biopharmaceutical industry. The output of the project will be a directory of resources, a short report for publication by ABPI and production of a slide set/infographics for use in presentations.
The project is to be carried out in late 2016/early 2017. A December start date would be ideal, but there is flexibility in this to start early 2017. The project is based at the ABPI office, 105 Victoria St, London SW1E 6QT. Some home working may be possible.
A CV and letter of application should be sent by email to Dr Nicola Platt, ABPI. The closing date for applications is 31st October 2016, with interviews w/c 7th November.
Want to be a published scientist? Enter the Findacure Student Rare Diseases Essay Competition
Findacure, the rare diseases charity, have launched their 2016 Student Essay Competition! The competition is aimed at all medical, biological and pharmaceutical undergraduates and postgraduates. There are three questions to choose from - the best essay for each question will win £100 in cash and free entry to their scientific conference on 28th February, while the best essay overall will win an additional £100 and be published in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases!
The questions are…
Essays can be submitted until Monday 14th November. For more information, follow @Findacure_fdn, search for #RDEssay2016 or visit: http://www.findacure.org.uk/essay-competition-2016/
The Brilliant Club has now opened recruitment for its 2016-17 autumn placements, which offer doctoral and post-doctoral researchers a flexible, meaningful and competitively-paid teaching opportunity.
The Brilliant Club is a charity that recruits, trains and pays doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to small tutorial groups in schools that serve communities with a low participation rate in Higher Education.
Tutors are placed in a school to work with groups of high-performing pupils, delivering a series of tutorials that takes them beyond the curriculum and helps develop the knowledge, skills and ambition needed to secure places at top universities. In addition to earning £450 per placement, successful candidates will gain valuable teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of the UK education system and develop a programme of tutorials drawing on elements of their own research with a chance to disseminate it to a non-expert audience.
The Brilliant Club will be running an information event where doctoral and post-doctoral researchers can find out more on:
Monday 17th October, 13:00-14:00 pm, G21/22, Ground Floor, Devonshire Building. Please register here
You can read more about how placements work in the 2016-17 Recruitment Flyer (PDF, 679KB)