Joint-funded encephalitis clinical research training PhD fellowship

Closing Date
30 Sep 2024
Encephalitis International, 32 Castlegate, Malton, YO177DT
3 years

About the role

Encephalitis is an often devastating disease of brain inflammation which can be due to infectious, autoimmune, or yet undefined causes.

The Encephalitis Society is dedicated to driving forward support, awareness, and research across the translational spectrum, from basic science and disease modelling, through to epidemiological, clinical descriptive, and outcomes-based investigations.

The Medical Research Council collaborates with Encephalitis International to offer a jointly funded clinical research training fellowship. Encephalitis International will support one clinical research training fellowship to undertake UK-based research that contributes to improving the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and, or rehabilitation of patients. Suitable applicants will be in clinical training in neurology, infectious diseases, neurorehabilitiation, or allied specialities.

The successful fellowship candidate will be expected to:

  • produce an annual written report to the Chief Executive and Scientific Advisory Panel of The Encephalitis Society
  • to present their work at the Annual International Encephalitis Conference
  • to engage in the life and events of the charity
  • to support The Encephalitis Society’s broader mission to engage with both patients and the public in order to raise awareness and support for the condition

How to apply

The application process and closing date for jointly funded clinical research training fellowships is the same as the standard competition for clinical research training fellowships (CRTF).

To apply for joint funding, you must indicate this in the joint funders section of your application. Joint funding does not alter the assessment process. We will offer all jointly funded fellowships under standard MRC terms and conditions, except where the co-funder has specified extra terms and conditions. If you apply for a jointly funded fellowship which is not available for any reason, we will automatically consider you for a standard MRC fellowship instead.

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