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Career re-entry awards

These are competitively won awards for individuals returning to research following a career break.

Funding options available

British Heart Foundation: Career re-entry research fellowships
Provides an opportunity for an individual to re-establish their career in cardiovascular science after a break of more than one year.
Career stage: Postdoctoral researcher returning after a career break of one or more years
Funding: Salary, technician/research assistant, consumables, equipment
Duration: Four years plus a possible one year extension

MRC: Daphne Jackson fellowships
Retraining for returning to research after a career break.
Career stage: Any career stage (career break of at least two years)
Funding: Salary, consumables, fees, expenses
Duration: Usually completed over two years at 0.5 full time equivalent

National Institute for Health Research: Advanced fellowship
This is a post-doctoral fellowship aimed at anyone with a PhD who hasn’t yet been awarded a chair.
Career stage: There are no eligibility rules based on years of postdoctoral experience
Funding: Fully funded including salary
Duration: Two to five years, with part time accepted 50-100% whole time equivalent.

Last updated: 5 July 2022

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