The Sir Robert Boyd Fellowship

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The Sir Robert Boyd Fellowship Application

  • The Sir Robert Boyd Fellowship will be awarded to an excellent early career researcher working in bio-medicine/health research. We have a special interest in diseases of older people; by the terms of the Trust endowment we do not fund research exclusively focused on children. The primary aim of the Fellowship is to support junior researchers in the transition to independent scientist. A Boyd Fellowship will be awarded approximately every 3 years.

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  • Assessment Process

    1. Applications will be assessed by an ad-hoc panel that will include Trustees of the Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust and relevant experts as required.
    2. Applicants whose applications pass the eligibility and quality threshold will be invited for interview with the selection panel.
    3. Final decision will be made on the basis of:
      1. Quality of applicant and his/her potential to become a leader in the chosen field;
      2. Quality of the host research team, environment and proposed training programme.
      3. Quality of proposal and it potential for impact in the chosen field;
      4. Where two applications score equally on criteria a., b. and c. preference will be given to an applicant from a black, asian or minority ethnic background as this group are generally underrepresented in biomedicine/health research.
  • Post Award

  • The award will be made in instalments at the beginning of each year. Boyd Fellows and their sponsors will each be expected to submit a short annual report on progress of their training and project following the template set out in Terms and Conditions; the following year’s instalment of the grant will be dependent on a satisfactory annual report. At the end of the award period, Fellows will be expected to submit a final report and meet with the Trustees to discuss the outcomes of the award.

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