We all know how difficult it is to combine clinical training in Radiology with getting research experience, and once you are a consultant its even more difficult. A few of us have been trying to boost research opportunities for Radiology trainees and, after several years of hard work, we are delighted that the Wellcome Trust has agreed to provide a Radiology-dedicated research training fellowship. This is now advertised, details below... This is a brilliant opportunity for an academically inclined trainee radiologist to get three years funding to undertake a PhD - the Wellcome Trust funding provides enormous kudos. As with all research training fellowships, success will depend on the individual's academic potential, the supervisor/host institution, and the project itself. The ideal project would be based in radiology but link with another discipline and have supervisors from radiology and the other discipline, such as an organ-specific clinical specialty, pathology, medical physics, informatics, public health, etc. If you are at all interested in this wonderful opportunity, please contact Prof Jon Moss (email@example.com) or Prof Joanna Wardlaw (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further advice.
The Wellcome Trust, in partnership with the RCR, is providing dedicated research training fellowships to support radiology research. Fellowships are normally for two to three years for trainees who wish to undertake high-quality research in an appropriate unit or clinical research facility, leading to a PhD or MD qualification. They provide research expenses (consumables, travel, support to attend scientific meetings, fieldwork and data collection) and a fellow's salary. The deadline for the next round of applications is 1st July 2013.
Applicants should follow the standard process described on the Wellcome website, here.