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CRUK removes post-PhD time restrictions on applying for fellowships

last modified Aug 16, 2018 01:53 PM
Cancer Research UK is removing post-PhD time restrictions on all of their response-mode fellowships, and introducing a competency-based framework outlining the skills and experience applicants should demonstrate at each career stage.

As part of CRUK's commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in research, they are changing the eligibility criteria for their early- and mid-career fellowships.

CRUK have removed post-PhD time restrictions and introduced a competency-based framework outlining the skills and experience you should demonstrate.

They hope this will benefit applicants by providing:  

  • More flexibility to apply for funding when the time is right for you 
  • A clearer understanding of our expectations when you apply and how we want you to develop during your fellowship 
  • Greater consistency with other funders to help you compare your options

The new framework for fellowship applicants is intended as guidance for you to consider which funding opportunity is right for you to support your transition to the next career level.

This framework shifts the focus from the number of years post PhD onto your achievements and your level of independence, your research ambition, and the skills you can demonstrate.

It will apply to all fellowship schemes with a preliminary application deadline after August 2018.

Read more about these changes to eligibility criteria.

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