The Foundation offers a full-time fellowship of three years or
up to five years part time, for clinical research in diabetes i.e. not
solely for animal or laboratory research. This fellowship is
- Specialist registrars who have MRCP and are currently training
and wishing to pursue a career in either paediatric or adult
diabetes and endocrinology.
- General Practitioners (GPs) or
GP trainees with an interest in diabetes.
- Nurses with
experience in diabetes who wish to study for a higher degree.
For the successful applicant the Foundation will pay the salary of
the Fellow, based on a middle grade registrar or specialist registrar
and at a similar level for GPs and nurses, plus consumables. Training
and support is available and additional funding for attendance to
professional conferences where the research is presented.
- This fellowship is intended to result in an MD or a PhD.
People who already hold an MD or PhD are not eligible.
- During the period of the Fellowship, recipients are expected to
be supernumerary and not to participate in regular on call
- The amount awarded per Fellowship includes the
salary, superannuation, national insurance and London weighting
allowance (if applicable).
- An itemised allowance for
consumables of up to a maximum of £8,000 per annum may also be
provided. If consumables exceed £8k, this must be documented in
the application and how this will be funded.
institutional overheads will be paid as the Foundation is a
- Travel to meetings to present results
from the research and publication costs should not be included but
can be applied for separately.
- Fellows must attend one
meeting per year to present their work to the Board of
- Objectives will be set by your supervisor and
annual reports on progress should be submitted to the Foundation to
secure the following years funding.
- A copy of the final MD
or PhD thesis and all published works are to be provided, to the
The application procedure involves two steps:
- Application forms are available on the Foundation web site:www.novonordiskfoundation.org.uk
applications must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and a
hard copy of the signature page to: Novo Nordisk UK Research
Foundation, Foundation Administrator, 3 City Place, Beehive Ring
Road, Gatwick, West Sussex,
will be reviewed by the Research Selection Committee and External
- A short list of candidates will be invited to
submit a Full Application
- Full Application forms will be sent to the short listed
- Full applications must have a named fellow on the
- Applications should be submitted electronically
to: email@example.com and
a hard copy of the signature page to: The Novo Nordisk UK Research
Foundation, Foundation Administrator, Broadfield Park, Brighton
Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9RT.
- Applicants are
required to present their application at the Research Selection
Committee Meeting, a 10 minute presentation and 10 minutes to take
Research Fellowships are awarded by the Trustees of The Novo Nordisk
UK Research Foundation following evaluation by the Foundation Research
Selection Committee (RSC) comprising specialists in diabetes and in
accordance with the Association of Medical Research Charities Best
Practice for Peer Review. Applications are evaluated with respect to
the scientific merit as well as the elements of supervision and
training provided for the Fellow.
The Research Fellowships are awarded for the purpose stated in the
notification from the Board. The Fellowship agreed, unless stated
otherwise, is based on the application. The initial Fellowship is for
one year, which can be extended annually up to three years (or 5 years
part time) based on satisfactory annual progress reports submitted to
the Chairman of the RSC. Dates for submission of reports will be
agreed with each Fellow and Supervisor. Funds cannot be used in any
way other than as salary for the Fellow and as consumable allowance in
support of the research project. If the full amount of the Fellowship
is not used in the course of the project, the balance must be returned
to the Foundation. It is important to note that funding of the salary
of the fellow does not constitute a contract of employment with the
fellow and that the Fellowship is an award given by the
Foundation to the supervisor/host institution. (Preliminary
applications may be made for an award without having identified a
suitable candidate but a suitable candidate must be named in the full application).
On completion of the Research Fellowship a final report must be
submitted to the Board and a bound copy of the final MD or PhD thesis provided.
In all publications a statement acknowledging support of The Novo
Nordisk UK Research Foundation should be included.
- Trustees expect all award recipients to adhere to appropriate
regulations, and where appropriate the Research Governance Framework
for Health and Social Care Research (1).
- Applicants should refer to the Policies and Procedures of the
Foundation available on the website
- For all dates,
regulations and application forms contact Jackie Shuttlewood firstname.lastname@example.org 01293
(1) The Research Governance Framework for Health and Social
Care. 2ndEdition Department of Health 2005.