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Spotlight on... Jill King - Clinical PhD Fellow

Fellowships for excellent clinical trainees to provide one year of focused academic training and research and to establish a foundation for subsequent PhD fellowship applications

We offer fellowships to excellent clinical trainees who want to pursue a career in clinical academia and have an interest in medical mycology. This fellowship provides one year of focussed academic training and research, and successful completion results in the award of an MRes degree. This degree is structured to include the MRes in Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology, which will provide an extensive knowledge and skill-base in medical mycology, and completion of an 8-month cross-disciplinary research project (selected and organised as for the PhD projects above) that will be written up in the form of a thesis.

Eligible individuals have finished their core foundation years of relevant speciality training (ST1 and ST2), but have not commenced a specialty training position (ST3). This ensures that they are more attractive applicants for a subsequent PhD fellowship to be taken as “out of programme research (OOPR)” during their speciality training. The timing of when trainees can apply for these fellowships may become more flexible when the Shape of Training Reviewa is fully implemented. Completion of the MRes degree will provide the foundation for subsequent PhD fellowship applications, such as the Clinical Research Training Fellowship scheme offered by the MRC, and will increase the competitiveness of successful applicants for a specialty training position. Training fellows are supported with a research budget of £9k per annum.

Submission of applications for this call is currently closed