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School of Physical Sciences Post-doctoral Development Award 2020

The School of Physical Sciences Post-doctoral Development Award 2020 will be open to every post-doctoral researcher working within the School for a maximum of £2,500 per applicant (total award fund per year £5,000).  Ideally, candidates should have at least 6-months remaining on their contract at the time of application. Attached is the outline of the award as well as application form

Call for applications: Closing date 17:00 Friday 17th April 2020

Completed application form and attachments to be emailed to Gillian McLaren, School Research Team Leader at g.mclaren@liverpool.ac.uk

The following areas may be covered by the award (note that this is not an exhaustive list and the award is open to any development opportunity):

  • Pilot project to gain preliminary data to write a grant or fellowship (this may include a visit to a collaborators research group or access to facilities)
  • Qualification/Certification (e.g. project management course or certification needed to gain a position in industry)
  • Training in business/setting up start-up enterprises
  • Work experience in a field outside of academia (travel/living expenses while short internships in industry, NHS, science communication companies etc.)
  • Visiting another research group to learn a technique to apply in their research
  • Attendance of conferences and workshops (to present a poster or give a talk where no other funds are available)
  • Organisation of a small conference or a workshop in Liverpool (not for external use).
  • Help with childcare to enable a conference attendance

Click here to view the presentations from the 2018 School of Physical Sciences Post-doctoral Development Award winners