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Korner Travelling Fellowship Fund

A scheme which provides funds for PhD students and young postdocs to visit other laboratories or attend conferences abroad, or for similar applicants to visit a laboratory in the UK or Republic of Ireland. The three deadlines for applications are 31st January, 31st May and 30th September.

For further information about the Fellowships and details on how to apply please go to

Six research bursaries

£1,000 bursaries are available for medical students taking a fulltime
science degree (BSc/MRes/MBPhD) in an area relevant to
gastroenterology in 2010/11. Bursaries will be awarded once the
successful applicant’s place on the course has been confirmed.

For further information please contact Sarah Davidson at Core on 020 7486 0341 or


One research essay prize

£1,000 essay prize for the best dissertation on personally
undertaken research in an area of gastroenterology
by a MRes course during 2008/09

 The prize will be awarded at the British Society of
Gastroenterology Scientific Meeting in March 2010 and the
winner will be encouraged to submit a poster of their work
to the Society.

For further information please contact Sarah Davidson at Core on 020 7486 0341 or

Student sponsorship offer-PrimerDesign

PrimerDesign are offering support for research students using real time PCR

PrimerDesign (an expert spin out from the University of Southampton) specialising in real-time PCR.

Sponsorship with a value in excess of £3000 is available for PhD students using real-time PCR in their project. The student will be trained and equipped to perform high-quality real-time PCR free of charge.

If you are supervising a PhD student and would like or intend them to use real-time PCR then PrimerDesign would be delighted to consider sponsoring said student.

If you are interested in knowing more about this scheme please reply as soon as possible requesting an application pack.


Prize Awarded to Conference Organisers

The North East Postgraduate Conference 2009 was a huge success attracting over 250 attendees and featuring presentations by students from five different regional universities. A special prize has been awarded to this year's organising Team:

Rachel Culpin, Rachel Eyre, Victoria Forster, Deborah Harrison, Helio Lima Neto, James McConnell, Graciela Rocha, Samantha Rushforth, Claire Savy, Joanne Wallace, Jamie Wright and Fiona Young

have been awarded a prize of £300

Anyone who is interested in organising next years conference please contact

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