Current sources of research funding

August 18, 2000

Each week we list funds available for researchers. Items for inclusion should be submitted to research@thes.co.uk

NATURAL ENVIRONMENTRESEARCH COUNCIL www.nerc.ac.uk Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Early career development awards of up to three years initially, to provide further post-doctoral experience and to support outstanding environmental scientists as they become independent investigators.

Advanced Research Fellowships Awarded for up to five years initially, to enable outstanding early/mid career researchers to develop into team leaders of international standing.

Senior Research Fellowships Awarded for up to five years initially, to enable proven researchers of international standing at mid/peak career level to devote themselvesto personal research.

NERC supports fellows undertaking research in areas of environmental sciences, including freshwater, earth, atmospheric, marine and terrestrial sciences, earth observation and polar science. NERC is particularly keen to attract scientists in areas of applied mathematics, physics or other strongly quantitative disciplines wishing to develop a career in environmental science. Deadline: September 30.

NATO www.nato.int/science/fellows/ uk.htmNoNotop Science Fellowships Programme The scheme is open to nationals of Nato partner countries who are ordinarily resident in their own country and who have established contact with a prospective UK host. Applications are submitted by the UK host on behalf of the candidate. Hosts must ordinarily be resident in the UK. All applicants must be of PhD or equivalent status. Candidates must have obtained their PhD within the last five years and must not have had more than seven years' PhD level experience. Fellowships are offered for research in the areas of the natural sciences, including mathematics, engineering, medicine and the scientific research aspects of psychology, archaeology, geography, agriculture and the history of science. Duration of fellowships: fixed period of 12 months. Contact: Ms. Karen Parkes, The Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG; tel.020 7451 2560; fax: 020 7925 2620; email: nmato@royalsoc.ac.uk.Deadline: October 1.

PATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND www.pathsoc.org.uk The society sponsors a number of fellowships to enable members of the medical and scientific professions working in the UK or Ireland in experimental and/or pathologically or microbiologically related research to travel to other institutions for periods of up to 12 months to learn techniques of value in their clinical and/or laboratory research. Further details and application forms are available from the society's office. Contact: The administrator, Mrs J E Edwards, Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 2 Carlton House Terrace, London SWlY 5AF; tel: 020 7976 1260; fax: 020 7976 1267; Email: administrator@pathsoc.org.uk.Next deadline: October 1.

WOODROW WILSON CENTER http://wwics.si.edu/fellows/fellowsh.htm Fellowships The center awards approximately 20 fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues - topics that intersect with questions of public policy. Details on the web. Further information and application forms may be obtained from: Scholar Selection and Services Office, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004-30, USA; email: fellowships@ wwic.si.edu; tel: 202/691-4170; fax: 202/691-4001. Deadline: October 1.

RESEARCH INTO AGEING www.ageing.org Research Fellowships Supports basic, clinical and epidemiological studies of all aspects of ageing. Among the topics supported are studies on the basic biology of ageing, stroke and neurodegenerative diseases, sensory loss, and the causes, treatment or prevention of falls and fractures. Fellowships provide an opportunity for postdoctoral scientists, or those who are medically qualified, to become independent researchers and to undertake research of high quality. Applicants should normally have no more than ten years' postdoctoral experience. Fellowships are tenable for up to three years and provide personal support and research expenses for the duration of the award. Application forms and guidelines can be obtained by emailing: research@ageing.org. Deadline: September 15.

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