Funders Showcases

The PFDC organises a series of funder showcases which will highlight what each funder offers, as well as giving you the opportunity to drawing on the expertise of panel members and fellowship holders to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to prepare a successful application. The funder showcases will last about two hours and are open to all postdocs and fellows from across the College.
Details on upcoming funder showcases will be advertised in the PFDC newsletter, via departmental Postdoc Rep and via twitter @ImperialPFDC. Links to register for events can be found in the latest version of the newsletter.

Upcoming events

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, 9 November 2015, 10:00 – 12:00, South Kensington Campus

Did you know that the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 have a series of fellowships? To highlight this great opportunity to receive fellowship funding, we will be joined by Nigel Williams from 1851 who will tell you about the fellowships that are on offer.  After the talk you will be walked through the application process and given hints and tips to help your application to be a successful one.

Past Events

MRC, 21 July 2016, 14:30 – 16:00, South Kensington Campus

The event will include:

  • A talk from Ghada Zoubiane, Programme Manager at theMRC – who will give details about the fellowships they offer and the application process.
  • Discussion with a current MRC fellow, who will give a personal perspective of the application process.
  • A Panel Q&A which is composed of the above as well as an academic member of staff from Imperial, who isa member of a fellowship committee.

Come along to find out about the available fellowship schemes and to get tips and advice on how to make your application successful.

Wellcome Trust Fellowship Briefing

Wellcome Trust Fellowship Briefing, 20 May 2016, 14:00 - 16:00, South Kensington Campus

If you are planning to submit an application next year for a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship or a Research Career Development Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science, or are interested in applying in the future to any of the Wellcome Trust Fellowships, then this pop-up will provide guidance on how to prepare an effective application to help you maximise your chances of success.

NERC Fellowship Briefing

NERC Fellowship Briefing, 18 May 2016, 10:30 - 12:30, South Kensington Campus

Are you thinking of applying for one of the NERC Fellowships? Or curious to know a bit more about the process? If you are planning to submit an application to the next round of the Independent Research Fellowships, or are interested in applying in the future, then this pop-up will provide guidance on how to prepare an effective application to help you maximise your chances of success.

BBSRC Fellowships

BBSRC Fellowships, 6 May 2016, 14:30 - 16:30, South Kensington Campus

Are you thinking of applying for one of the BBSRC Fellowships? Or curious to know a bit more about the process?

If you are planning to submit an application to the next round of the BBSRC Future Leader Fellowship or the David Philips Fellowship, or are interested in applying in the future to any of the BBSRC Fellowships, then this pop-up will provide guidance on how to prepare an effective application to help you maximise your chances of success.

Royal Society

Royal Society, 28 April 2016, 10:30 – 12:00, South Kensington Campus

The event will include:

  • A presentation from Debbie Shields, Impact and Promotions Officer - Grants and Kate Morgan, Scheme Manager for the Dorothy Hodgkin Scheme at the Royal Society – who will give details about the many fellowships on offer and also explain the application process
  • Discussion with a currentRoyal Society University Research Fellow, Dr Kim Jelfs – who will give a personal perspective of the application process
  • A Panel Q&A which is composed of the above, followed by a networking opportunity with refreshments.

Wellcome Trust Fellowship Briefing

Wellcome Trust Fellowship Briefing Pop-up 15 February 2016, 13:30 – 15:30, South Kensington Campus

Are you thinking of applying for one of the Wellcome Trust Fellowships? Or curious to know a bit more about the process?
If you are planning to submit an application next year for a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship or a Research Career Development Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science, or are interested in applying in the future to any of the Wellcome Trust Fellowships, then this pop-up will provide guidance on how to prepare an effective application to help you maximise your chances of success.

Wellcome Trust - Funders Showcase

Funders Showcase – Wellcome Trust - 14 January 2016, 11:30 – 13:00, South Kensington Campus

The event will include:

  • A talk from Candy Hassall, Head of Basic Careers at theWellcome Trust – who will give details about the fellowships they offer and the application process.
  • Discussion with a current Wellcome Trust fellow, Dr James Harker at Imperial – who will give a personal perspective of the application process.
  • A Panel Q&A which is composed of the above as well as Prof Wendy Barclay, a member of a fellowship committee.

Come along to find out about the available fellowship schemes and to get tips and advice on how to make your application successful.

Postdoc to PI - A collaborative event between the PDC and the Institute of Cancer Research

12 February 2015, 09:30 – 17:00, South Kensington Campus

Are you an early career researcher thinking about your next career step in medical/biological research?
Would you like to hear from a range of scientists, both clinical and non-clinical, who are at different stages of the academic career ladder?
Or maybe you’re thinking about taking the first steps on that ladder but don’t know what fellowships to apply for?
If so, attend this one day event in collaboration with the Institute of Cancer Research. During the event you will:
• Listen to senior scientists who will discuss their career experiences
• Explore what you need to do to become a fellow
• Learn about the challenges you will experience as a new lecturer
• Have the opportunity to talk with a range of funders, from The Wellcome Trust, to BBSRC and EPSRC and discuss potential funding opportunities
• Get involved with peer-mentoring
Please note places for this event are limited and will be awarded on a first come first served basis.

 

EPSRC - (South Kensington Campus)

Thursday 4 December 2014, 14:00 – 16:00

The event will include:
• A talk from Amanda Howes, a representative from EPSRC – who will give details about the fellowships they offer and the application process
• Discussion with Dr Rob Nyman, a current EPSRC fellow at Imperial – who will give a personal perspective of the application process
• A Panel Q&A which is composed of the above as well as Dr Liz Elvidge, Head of the PFDC and Professor Neil Alford, a member of several fellowship committees. The panel will be able to answer your questions and provide hints and tips on successful applications

Royal Society - Funders Showcase (South Kensington Campus)

Tuesday 18 November 2014, 12:30 – 16:00

New for this academic year! The Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre have organised an afternoon event which will highlight the many fellowships available from the Royal Society.
The event will include:
• A presentation from Debbie Shields and Jason Codrington, representatives from the Royal Society – who will give details about the many fellowships on offer and also explain the application process.
• A Royal Society research fellow from Imperial – who will give a personal perspective of the application process
• A Question and Answer session followed by a networking opportunity with refreshments. Come along to find out about the available fellowship schemes and to get tips and advice on how to make your application successful.

BBSRC - Funders Showcase (South Kensington Campus)

01 September - 14:00 - 16:00

New for this academic year, the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre has organised an afternoon event which will highlight the fellowships that are available from the BBSRC.

The event will include:

• A talk from James Donald, a representative from BBSRC – who will give details about the fellowships they offer and the application process
• A previous BBSRC fellow from Imperial – who will give a personal perspective of the application process
• A Panel Q&A which is composed of the above as well as Dr Liz Elvidge, Head of the PFDC and Prof Michael Stumpf, a member of the BBSRC Training and Awards Committee for six years.  The panel will be able to answer your questions and provide hints and tips on successful applications

Come along to find out about the available fellowship schemes and to get tips and advice on how to make your application successful.