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Future Research Leaders Fund

Posted by: Research 20 July 2012

Are you a clinically qualified, active professional looking to undertake specialised or further research training within the UK?

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Here at Pancreatic Cancer UK we're truly invested in pancreatic cancer-related research. Not only have we've continued the Campaign For Hope by pushing the Government to recognise just how little funding research into this particular cancer receives, we also recently held the Early Diagnosis Summit, a gathering of medical professionals all eager to progess the cause of better and quicker diagnosis for pancreatic cancer patients.

We know that pancreatic cancer research is extremely underfunded, but we're still committed to attracting the best and the brightest to the field. To that end, we created the Future Research Leaders Fund.

The scheme is aimed at individuals of outstanding potential, early in their research careers. It aims to fast-track you through a customised research training programme in an environment reflecting your individual talents and training needs. The Fellowships provide up to three years' support for clinically qualified, active professionals to undertake specialised or further research training within the UK and a further year's training is designed to accommodate the dual clinical-research training path by allowing fellows to spend up to 20 per cent of their time on NHS sessions. Fellows are required to register for a research degree, normally a PhD, based on research undertaken during the fellowship.

It is anticipated that successful applicants would become independent research leaders within 6 to 10 years of completing their award.

Applications are welcome for high quality research into any aspect of pancreatic cancer, although a focus on early diagnosis/detection or more effective treatments is of particular interest.

Applications are currently open. If you think you may be a Future Research Leader in pancreatic cancer research, head to our FRLF page for more information and how to apply.