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Centre for Trophoblast Research


Eligibility for the Next Generation Fellowship

Our ambition with this fellowship is to launch the careers of the next generation of faculty in trophoblast biology. The criteria for success in this position is that at the end of the Next Generation Fellowship, the fellow is able to secure a career development fellowship to establish their own independent research group, for example a:

  • MRC Career Development Fellowship,
  • Wellcome Career Development Award,
  • Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship,
  • ERC starting grant,
  • or any internationally equivalent awards.

Normally, this would mean that at the point of application you hold a PhD and have undertaken no more than one substantial period of research (e.g. postdoctoral placement/fellowship), with exceptions for career breaks due to sickness or family leave. To be considered suitable for the scheme, applicants should be able to provide a clear rationale of how the Next Generation Fellowship will support their long term career goals.

We welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities for the Next Generation Fellowship and sponsor international visas. Next Generation Fellows requiring a visa to work in the UK are eligible to apply for a Global Talent Visa under the fast-track process of endorsement. Other visa categories are available.