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Rank Prize Nutrition Fund New Lecturer Award 2020

We are pleased to invite applications for the Rank Prize Nutrition Fund New Lecturer Award 2020.

This annual research grant is offered in the areas of human nutrition, animal nutrition (as distinct from animal husbandry), and crop science to help postdoctoral scientists establish their careers as independent investigators. It is available to newly appointed lecturers, researchers or fellows with their own independent support who are within the first two years of their appointment, typically 3-9 years from their PhD, although allowances will be made for career breaks. Applicants must be working in a UK institution. We will also consider applications from clinicians in an academic clinical post or supported by an appropriate fellowship. The grant is not intended for postdoctoral scientists supported on a senior investigator’s funding.

Up to £25,000 is available to fund the direct costs of research. The grant cannot be used to fund indirect or overhead costs, or to fund the salary of the award-holder.

The deadline for submitting applications is midnight on 24 August 2020.

Eligibility criteria, guidance on how to apply, and details of previous winners are available on the Rank Prize Funds website:

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published on: 20 March 2020