Other Funding

NB The information on this page is not funding which I have to offer. It is a list of some sources of funding for which you may be eligible, and for which we could potentially apply together.

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.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellowship for research abroad

This would be appropriate for a Japanese researcher wishing to work in my lab for two years.