New Pancreatic Cancer UK Fellowships for Early Career Researchers

Career Foundation Fellowships provide early career researchers (clinical and non-clinical) with the opportunity to develop their skills and build the experience needed to take the first step towards becoming an independent investigator. Proposals may focus on any aspect of research that aims to improve the lives of people affected by pancreatic cancer.

Applications from researchers with expertise outside the immediate field of pancreatic cancer are welcome but are strongly encouraged to involve the input and expertise of investigators already working in the field.

The duration of the Fellowships is two years. Projects should have a start date no earlier than July 2022.

The Fellowships are open to postdoctoral researchers:

  • Early in their careers with limited experience in pancreatic cancer research and are beginning to develop own research ideas and contribute to the field.
  • Who are re-entering the field following a career break.
  • With some experience and who have made contributions to other research fields and/or disciplines for whom this will be their first application in pancreatic cancer.

Final year PhD students may apply but must have undertaken and passed their viva before the Fellowship start date.

The lead applicant and proposed project must be based in the UK, at a recognised not-for-profit research organisation, such as university, hospital, or similar Institution (such as an MRC Unit or Institute).

Pancreatic Cancer UK will fund a maximum of £200,000 for the two-year period.

Applications should be submitted by the deadline of 3 November 2021 (13:00).