We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new fellowship scheme and a modification to our seedcorn scheme.

Young Enterprise Fellowships

Young Enterprise Fellowships (YEFs) are aimed specifically at recently qualified postdoctoral researchers primarily in the fields of engineering, computer science, maths and physics who wish to develop a long-term programme of biomedical research within a UK university. We’re keen to encourage fresh thinking to tackle clinical problems and would like to see more ideas and input from physical scientists, mathematicians and engineers. We’re looking for projects that will be genuinely innovative and potentially transformative. The fellowship is aimed at junior researchers and would facilitate their first steps towards independence.  More details can be found here.

Modified Seedcorn Funding

We’re also modifying our seedcorn funding scheme. Most grant applications and fellowships require a significant amount of pilot data but funding for pilot data projects is hard to come by so we’re modifying our existing seedcorn funding scheme with the eventual aim of potentially funding more projects. All shortlisted projects will be assessed by an academic review panel and grants will be limited to 18 months duration and £15,000 and we will not require interim reporting only one final report at the end of the project. We’ll use these final reports to identify projects that we might be interested in funding further. Further details can be found here.