Special Training Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics
The MRC offers Special Training Fellowships in Biomedical Informatics. This is a post-doctoral entry-level fellowship providing support for 3 years, and may include a Masters qualification. Previous experience in the biosciences is not required. I was enabled to make the move from physics into neuroscience by a similar fellowship, a Mathematical Biology Training Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust. I am very interested in hearing from people, particularly with a maths/physics/computing background, who would like to apply for one of these fellowships with me as a supervisor.
Newton International Fellowships
The Newton International Fellowshipscheme selects the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, and offer support for two years at UK research institutions. They provide grants of £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence and £8,000 to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of £2,000.
UK-India Education and Research Initiative
This would be appropriate for an Indian citizen, currently resident in India, interested in coming to do a project in my lab of between 3 and 12 months’ duration. The fellow would normally be at the post-doctoral level, and I would require experience in a relevant discipline (visual neuroscience or computation, not molecular biology). See the UKIERI website for more details.
This would be appropriate for a Japanese researcher wishing to work in my lab for two years.