There is an urgent need to advance the translation of breast cancer research into the clinic. The Dame Vera Lynn Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF) will focus on translational breast cancer research. It will allow clinically qualified candidates to undertake laboratory and clinical research, leading towards a PhD, aimed at improving the clinical outcomes for people at risk of breast cancer and for patients with breast cancer.

These fellowships have been made possible by the generous support of the late Dame Vera Lynn, her family, and all those who have previously supported the Breast Cancer Research Trust, and who are now working with Breast Cancer Now.

Dame Vera Lynn Fellowships are available to clinically qualified candidates in the UK. They must be undertaken within a high-quality laboratory research environment under the direction of an established breast cancer researcher. Awards will be for up to three years and will cover salary, research expenses and essential equipment.

Candidates for the CRTF may be working in any discipline or clinical specialty, but they should be able to clearly demonstrate that the project will lead to advances in the understanding or treatment of breast cancer, and have a clear potential to benefit patients with breast cancer.

Opening date: Thursday 8 September 2022

Closing date: Monday 16 January 2023 at 4pm

Interviews date: Monday 5 June 2023
Please keep this date free in your diary as it has been fixed with the Interview Committee and cannot be changed.

Read our Full Application Guidelines.