ABN Clinical Research Training Fellowship
We are pleased to confirm that the 2017 ABN Clinical Research Training Fellowships are now open for applications for 3 -year clinical research training fellowships in neurological disciplines resulting in a PhD.
As in previous years the Association of British Neurologists’ fellowships scheme welcomes applications from all neurology sub specialities for fellowships awarded by the ABN and its funding partners the Guarantors of Brain and the Patrick Berthoud Charitable Trust.
In addition the Multiple System Atrophy Trust offers a specific clinical research training fellowship which will address an aspect of the causes, prevention and treatment of MSA.
Applicants for the fellowships will either already hold a UK or Irish specialist training post in Neurology, or be planning to enter Neurology specialist training after completion of a PhD. Salary, university fees, reasonable travel costs, and laboratory consumables will be funded. We will not fund salary where the applicant already has secure salary funding for a 3 year period.
If you would like to apply please click on the following links to view the application form and the terms and conditions relating to fellowships awarded by the ABN. Please ensure your application reaches the ABN office no later than midnight, 17 November 2016.
Applications open: 3 October 2016
Closing date: 17 November 2016
Interviews for shortlisted candidates: 22 March 2017
Funding decision: 29 March 2017
About the Fellowship
The ABN has assisted charities since 2009 in organising clinical research training fellowships, awarded to trainees who want to study an aspect of clinical neuroscience in depth for three or four years and obtain an MD or PhD degree. The first cycle of fellowships is now drawing to a close. Please click here to view previous successful fellows
In 2014 the ABN launched its own Clinical Research Training Fellowship fund. We have been encouraged by the understanding and commitment to the fellowship fund demonstrated by our membersand by other friends of the fellowship. We are grateful for the generous donations already received and, with others promised, we have a good base upon which to build a successful fellowship programme.
To donate to the ABN fellowship fund, please click here.
In 2015 the fellowship scheme was able to appoint 5 new fellows. At the start of the interview process there were 3 guaranteed fellowships, one each from the ABN, the Patrick Berthoud Charitable Trust and the Guarantors of Brain. However the quality of the applicants impressed the panel so much that 5 fellowships were offered. Three are funded by the Guarantors of Brain and two are jointly funded by the ABN and the Patrick Berthoud Trust.
To read more about our 2015 fellows, please click here