05 May 2017

Open call for grant applications - Basic or Clinical Research Fellowships (applications now closed)

For the first time since our inception, the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute is excited to support two post-doctoral trainees (with MD or PhD degrees), with a grant of £50,000GBP each per annum, who are interested in basic or clinical research in the field of pulmonary vascular diseases (PVD).

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Objectives

To support 2 post-doctoral individuals (with M.D. or Ph.D. degrees) interested in performing a basic or clinical research fellowship in the field of pulmonary vascular diseases (PVD), with emphasis on all aspects of pulmonary hypertension (PH), including clinical epidemiology, animal models of PH, cell biology, molecular biology and genetics.

The fellowship

The fellowship should be performed in the laboratory of a mentor with an established track record in PH/PVD research. The duration of the fellowship is one year with the encouragement for renewal of a second year financed by the hosting mentor/laboratory assuming both the mentor and the applicant are satisfied with the first year experience as also reflected by research productivity in the form of abstract, publication, or presentation at a research venue with focus in PH/PVD. The mentor/laboratory will be chosen by the applicant, with help and advice from the PVRI scientific committee should this be needed. 

The applicant

An ideal candidate should have a strong interest in PH research with no more than 4 years of post-doctoral training. Preference will be given to candidates from developing countries with limited research resources at their home institution. A track record of research in the field of PH is not required but is encouraged.

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Information for applicants

Applicants are invited to apply by submitting a letter of intent (LOI) which will be reviewed by the PVRI scientific committee. The most promising applicants will be invited to submit a full application. LOI and full applications will be through an online submission process. All applicants must be members of the PVRI.

Letters of intent

LOI should be no longer than two pages, 11-point font with 0.5 inch margins. Applications should include the following items:

  • A summary of the applicant’s research interest (one paragraph) including a short description of specific interest in PH research
  • A biographical sketch which should include education and training as well as prior and current research focus. (Template can be downloaded below)
  • A letter of support from the proposed mentor and laboratory

Timeline

  • 30 May 2017 by 23:59 GMT - Open call for LOI due
  • 15 June 2017 - Applicants will be notified if selected to submit a full application
  • 1 August 2017 - Full applications will be due
  • 1 October 2017 - Successful applicants will be notified

All LOI and biographical sketches should be sent to admin@pvrinstitute.org


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