Travelling Research Fellowship

Alzheimer’s Research UK is Europe’s largest charity funder of dementia research, funding the best biomedical research, from basic to clinical, that improves our understanding of all the causes of different dementias or improves diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

The Travelling Research Fellowship scheme is designed to provide both clinical and non-clinical early career researchers with an opportunity to travel abroad for up to one year of a three-year programme to develop collaborations and learn new techniques which would not be possible in the host UK institution. This scheme is intended to support Early Career Researchers (both clinical and non-clinical) of demonstrated ability and high potential to develop specific scientific skills that are essential for their independent careers in biomedical dementia research, and that cannot be learnt within the UK.

For a detailed description of the skills and training you will be expected to demonstrate, please read our Early Career Researcher Framework.

  • This scheme is aimed at intermediate-level Research Fellows, although Senior Research Fellows are also welcome to apply.
  • Prospective applicants should satisfy the eligibility requirements of the equivalent non-travelling Fellowships.
  • Researchers who already hold tenure are not eligible to apply.
  • The lead applicant and point of contact must be based in the UK.
  • Travelling Fellows are required to have secured two Supervisors, both senior established investigators in the institutions (UK and abroad) where the Fellowship is to be held.
  • The Supervisors will provide the facilities required for the research programme, will have oversight of the Fellow and their research programme, and will contribute actively to the further training of the Fellow.
  • The final six months of the Fellowship must be spent in the UK. The Fellow can spend up to one year abroad.
  • Travelling Research Fellowships must be applied for by the prospective Fellow, not the Supervisor(s).

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