Academic Clinical Fellowships
This is a pump-priming scheme to support researchers at an early stage in their careers. It's open to NIHR Academic Clinical Fellows and Clinical Lecturers at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Barts Health NHS Trust.
Applicants can apply for an award of up to £4,000 for consumables only. The scheme doesn’t cover salary, travel or training costs.
Applications have now closed for 2016 and will re-open summer 2017. Please check back for details or get in touch with any questions.
An ACF award has all these benefits:
- carry out proof-of-concept studies or collect pilot data for a larger grant application
- learn the procedure of grant-writing and grant applications
- strengthen your CV for future grant and fellowship applications
- build your confidence as a researcher
Successful ACF applicant, Janine Collins
Janine’s project tested a nutritional supplement TA-65, to see if this improves blood cell survival in patients with bone marrow failure. These patients cannot produce adequate numbers of such cells, which may result in premature death.
Successful ACF applicant, Valerie Kuan
Valerie’s study examined how different versions of a gene - CYP2A6 - affects lung function in children when they have been exposed to maternal smoking. The project identified the main statistical and biological barriers to this approach and Valerie has since worked on other projects, including a systematic review of pharmacy interventions for health promotion.
Successful ACF applicant, Sarah Finer
Sarah received an award in 2007 and 2008 to fund pilot projects looking at how genes and environment combine to predispose people to type 2 diabetes. This led to her being awarded an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship. After a period at the University of Cambridge as a Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes, Sarah has returned to Barts Health as a Consultant Diabetologist specialising in diabetes in pregnancy, and is also a Senior Lecturer in Diabetes with the Women's Health Research Unit at SMD.
Get in touch
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