The Dunhill Medical Trust Proleptic Post-doctoral Fellowship scheme

This scheme is targeted towards experienced post-doctoral researchers who are considered to be future leaders in ageing-related research. Funding has been made available to support at least two awards (of three to five years in duration full-time, and up to six to ten years part-time) on a co-funded basis with the respective host institution(s). It is expected that funding from the Trust will taper over time so that, by the end of the Fellowship, host Departments / Centres / Institutes are fully funding the Fellow and have committed to providing them with a permanent academic position, subject to satisfactory performance.

Heads of Department / Centre / Institute must first contact the Trust’s Grants Team to arrange an informal conversation regarding the Fellowship opportunity before being eligible to nominate a candidate. Please note that only one candidate per Department / Centre / Institute may be nominated to apply. It is expected that Departments / Centres / Institutes will run an inclusive selection process before informing the Trust of the nominated candidate who will then be invited to complete a full application, if eligible. The deadline for submission of candidate nominations on 5pm on Friday 31st May 2024.

The focus of the proposed research must address one or more of the following priority research themes outlined in our 2020-25 strategic framework. Full details of the scheme can be found on our apply for funding page and you can also read about the successful applicants to the previous round of the scheme here.