UKRI Innovation / Rutherford Fund Fellowships at Health Data Research UK

Published on: 18th December 2017

More than thirty fellowships for early to mid-career researchers will be awarded at Health Data Research UK, the UK’s newest data science institute. Investing in future international leaders in research, the fellowships will link to the UK’s Industrial Strategy through the development and application of novel analytical approaches.

Rutherford Fund Fellowships will be awarded to non-UK individuals, whilst awards to UK nationals will be known as UKRI Innovation Fellowships.

The funding is part of the Medical Research Council’s commitment to support post-doctoral fellowships for Health Data Research UK. As part of a £12m package of support to build a critical mass of interdisciplinary skills, the MRC is funding the recipients’ salaries for three years as well as running costs, allowing successful fellows to establish their careers as independent scientists in one of several universities’ research units in health data research.

Candidates should have completed a PhD and have a clear understanding of how the Fellowship will help them to achieve their goals. They will join a vibrant multidisciplinary peer network at HDR UK and will have access to training programmes to promote rapid growth in skills.

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Fellowships are available at the below universities:

Deadlines for application vary from December 2017 to January 2018, follow the links below for further details.

[closed] University of Birmingham (2x non-clinical fellowships)

[closed] University of Bristol (2x fellowships)

[closed] University of Cambridge (1x clinical fellowship)

University of Edinburgh (2x non-clinical and 1x clinical fellowships)

[closed] University of Glasgow (2x non-clinical fellowships)

[closed] Imperial College London (1x non-clinical fellowship and 1x clinical fellowship)

[closed] King’s College London (2 x non-clinical fellowships and 1 x clinical fellowship)

[closed] University of Leeds (2x non-clinical fellowships)

[closed] London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (3x non-clinical fellowships)

[closed] The University of Manchester (2x non-clinical fellowships)

MRC London Institute of Medical Science (1x fellowship)

[closed] Newcastle University (2x fellowships)

[closed] University of Oxford (1x non-clinical fellowship)

[closed] Queen Mary University of London (3x fellowships)

[closed] University of St Andrews [doc]

[closed] University of Strathclyde [pdf] (1x clinical fellowship)

[closed] Swansea University (2x fellowships)

[closed] University College London (3x fellowships)

[closed] Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (1x non-clinical fellowship)

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