Wellcome Trust: Principal Research Fellowships

    Awards are for seven years in the first instance, and provide both a personal salary and research programme funding in full.After the first period of award, the fellowship will be subject to a competitive scientific review, which will subsequently occur on a rolling basis every five years.Fellowships will be renewed on a partnership basis; the Trust and the host institution will jointly fund the Principal Research Fellow's basic salary through a '50:50' arrangement for the duration of any renewal period. The Trust will provide research programme costs throughout the entire period of the fellowship.The host institution will be required to guarantee, at the outset, that it will support renewal of the fellowship under the shared funding arrangement, and that an established post will be available to the fellow on termination of the award.


    You should have an established track record in research at the highest level.

    This award is particularly suitable for exceptional senior research scientists currently based overseas who wish to work in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

    If you hold an established post you may not apply for a Principal Research Fellowship (PRF) to be held at your current employing institution.

    If you hold an established post in the UK or Republic of Ireland you will need to be able to make a strong case to justify the requested move.


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    We may supplement a fellow's basic salary with a Principal Research Fellowship 'distinction' award of up to £50 000 in recognition of the outstanding calibre of the individual.

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