Janet Thornton Fellowship
At the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute we are committed to enabling and opening routes back into science for those who have had a break from scientific research - for any reason.
The 2017 call is now open
We understand that even a short time out of research can have an impact on your career, which is why we have created a postdoctoral fellowship providing an additional opportunity specifically for those who have been out of scientific research for 12 months or more to return to high-quality postdoctoral training. One Fellowship will be awarded each year. Each Fellowship will last for three years and can be worked full time, part time or flexibly.
Fellowships will be awarded after a competitive selection process, with applicants developing their own project with prior agreement and in collaboration with a Sanger Institute Faculty member.
While the Sanger Institute provides the opportunity in its recruitment processes for job applicants to declare career breaks (taken for any reason) so that they can be taken into account when assessing applications for all roles, particularly in relation to the potential impact of time out on individuals' scientific and career outputs, this fellowship will be open exclusively to those who have taken a career break of 12 months or more.