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Welcome to our December newsletter

This month we bring you a selection of the latest opportunities available to the scientific research community via the EURAXESS UK portal and through the British Council and its networks. 

May we take this opportunity to thank our readers for following Euraxess UK in 2021, and to wish you all the best for the upcoming festive season!

With best wishes,


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Selection of current opportunities


Chief Editor, Scientific Reports - Spinger Nature. London, Berlin or New York. Apply by 21 December 2021.

Deputy Executive Dean (Research) - Durham University. Apply by 22 December 2021.


Cell and Oligonucleotide Therapy Fellowship - funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) with co-funding from AstraZeneca to support postdoctoral researchers in the UK working on cell and oligonucleotide therapy. Open to both clinical and non-clinical researchers. Letters of intent are due on 28 January 2022.

Advanced Training Awards (cross-discipline postdoctoral fellowships in cardiovascular science) - postdoctoral fellowships from the British Heart Foundation for recent PhD graduates interested in exploring cardiovascular science as their new field of study. Applicants may apply at any time.


NEWS | UK government provides financial safety net for Horizon Europe applicants

Successful applicants for Horizon Europe grant awards will be guaranteed funding regardless of the outcome of the UK’s efforts to associate to Horizon Europe, under a new scheme announced by the government last month.


The funding will be delivered through UK Research and Innovation, which will publish further details about eligibility, scope and how to apply in the coming weeks.

EURAXESS network | No limits: exploring careers for researchers

As the new year approaches, now is a great time to reflect on your career goals. The Euraxess 'No limits' toolkit for researchers can help you to:

  • identify what's important for you in your career
  • plan to build on your skills and knowledge
  • consider a wide range of career options.
  • make a plan to reach your professional development goals.

The toolkit includes advice, quizzes to help you explore your own needs and links to resources, information and opportunities.

EURAXESS network | UK local contact points

Did you know that there is network of EURAXESS contacts across universities in the UK to support researchers who are entering or leaving the country?

The local contacts will be able to provide you up to date information and advice relating to mobility to and from the research institution, also including advice on banking, explaining medical rights and employment statuses. 

FUNDING | Researcher Links Challenge Grants UK-Germany Public Health Workshops

The British Council invites proposals for workshop events to be organised between UK and German academic principal investigators, with a focus on policy, impact and public health. Grants of up to £35,000 are available. Apply by 28 January 2022.

FUNDING | Wellcome Early Career Awards (all disciplines)

The Wellcome Early Career Awards from the Wellcome Trust enable researchers working on human life, health and wellbeing from the perspective of any discipline, to develop their own research identity and at the end of the Award to lead their own research group.

Apply by 15 February 2022.

FUNDING | UK-ASEAN Institutional Links Early Career Researchers Scheme

The UK-ASEAN Institutional Links Early Career Researchers (ILECR) Scheme provides seed funding to senior researchers from higher education institutions in the UK and partner countries - Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Apply by 14 January 2022.

FUNDING | GREAT Scholarships 2022-23 now open

GREAT Scholarships are available from UK universities across a variety of subjects for students from 18 countries. They are each worth a minimum of £10,000 towards tuition fees for a one-year taught postgraduate course.

READ | Meet the researchers: Alex Cloherty

Communicating scientific research effectively is more critical than ever. We spoke to autophagy PhD researcher Alex Cloherty to hear more about her SARS-CoV-2 research, as well as her own science communication tips.

READ | Meet the Researchers: Jordi Valls-Conesa

Did you know that the European MSCA programme supports research in industry and the non-academic sector? We spoke to MSCA Fellow Jordi Valls-Conesa to hear more about his experience on a non-academic PhD route with the MonPlas Consortium.

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