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.
Candidates for the Dame Vera Lynn Clinical Research Training Fellowship 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.
Fellowships are available to clinically-qualified candidates in the UK and 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 in duration and will cover salary, research expenses and essential equipment. Collaborative applications from within UK will be welcomed providing the contracted grant (and associated funding arrangements) are at the Lead Applicant's institution. Academic or clinical collaborators from outside the UK are permitted.
Please read the application guidance notes.
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4. How to apply
Please read the full application guidelines here. Applications should be made using our online Grant Tracker system. You must complete all sections of the application form. The lead applicant, supervisor, collaborators, Head of Department and the University/Institution Research Grants office (or finance office if not applicable) must complete the relevant sections of the form online in order to submit the application.
5. The review process
Applications will be reviewed by external peer reviewers. A subgroup of Breast Cancer Now’s Grants Committee members will review the applications and peer reviewers’ comments and shortlist candidates for interview.
You will be informed of interview dates upon submission of grant application. Please keep this date free in your diary and we will inform you as soon as possible whether you have been successfully shortlisted.
7. Contact us
Candidates are strongly encouraged to confirm their eligibility by contacting the research funding team at Breast Cancer Now before completing an application form.
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