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Pump priming grants for newly appointed consultants, senior lecturers and post-doctoral trainees

The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 January 2020

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is offering a limited number of awards of up to £10,000 to newly appointed consultants, senior lecturers and post-doctoral trainees (appointed since 2014) in surgery who are working at hospitals and universities within the UK. The aim of the awards is to give assistance to such surgeons in the early stages of their independent research careers. Awards will be made competitively and may be used flexibly to support the award holder’s research programme.

Nature of awards

The awards are up to £10,000 over one year. Awards must be used exclusively to support the award holder’s own research and may not be used for their own personal salaries. They may be used, amongst other things, for small items of equipment, for consumables or for technical assistance. Applicants will be asked to provide an outline of how they will spend the award but may be allowed subsequently to change their plans, subject to approval from the College.

At the end of the year, award holders will be required to write a short report on the use they have made of the award.

Eligibility

All applicants must be members or fellows of The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Applicants must be consultants, senior lecturers or post-doctoral trainees (appointed since 2014) working in surgery in the UK. 

Adjudication

Adjudication is by members of the Research Committee, advised by its panel of external referees. Consideration will be given to the research potential of the applicant/application and preference will be given to consultants/trainees wishing to explore novel and original lines of research that may not yet be at a stage suitable for support from the major funding bodies. Applications for support of research projects, which are already well funded, will be given a low priority.

Financial arrangements

Once an award has been made, the successful candidate should invoice the Research Department for the sum agreed.

Presentations and publications

The College’s research award should be acknowledged at all presentations and in publications. From time to time the award holder may be asked to make presentations on behalf of the College.

Application

Application should comprise:

i) Application form

ii) A supporting letter from your HOD.  This letter should make clear the degree of departmental support which will be made available to  you.

iii) A curriculum vitae or two pages of less

iv) A list of your publications

The information supplied will be circulated to referees and be available to members of the selection committee. It will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998

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