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David Phillips fellowships
The call for applications is closed
Next application deadline: 2013 TBC
Scientists who have demonstrated high potential and who wish to establish themselves as independent researchers.
Nature of award
Awards are for 5 years, up to 5 are available, and include personal salary and a significant research support grant.
- Applicants should not exceed 10 years in active postgraduate research studies and postdoctoral research employment
- Applicants should have no less than 3 years of active postdoctoral research experience
Submit a proposal in any area of science within the BBSRC portfolio. We particularly encourage proposals:
- That are aligned with BBSRC's overarching strategic priorities (see related links including our strategic priorities)
- That are in areas of scientific and strategic importance to BBSRC and Food Standards Agency (FSA). For more information see FSA joint call: Early career research fellowships
- That are capable of driving forward the UK's Knowledge Based Bioeconomy, with a focus on one of the following: Industrial biotechnology, Bioenergy, Synthetic biology for white biotechnology (see KBBE download). Provided they reach a high standard expected of David Phillips Fellowships, a small number of additional fellowships may be made available for proposals within the KBBE area. For KBBE enquiries only contact Michael Booth on: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 01793 418013
How to apply
The call for applications is closed
Submit a proposal electronically via the Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system from 17 July 2012 with the following mandatory attachments (see also Je-S DP help text in downloads):
- CV (see downloads section)
You should complete the standard CV template. We do not accept stand alone CVs.
- Case for support
- List of publications
- Head of department statement
- Justification of resources
- Pathways to impact
Fellowships are awarded under full economic costing (fEC).
You should submit costed research support grant proposals in line with the Grants Guide.
Detailed guidance on how to complete proposal forms and proposal attachments can be found on the Je-S system and in the Fellowships Handbook that is available in the Downloads section.
We do not accept late proposals.
Important: applicants should ensure proposals are submitted to their host institution's Je-S submitter/approval pool well in advance (a minimum of 5 working days) of the published deadline. This enables institution checks to be carried out before final submission to BBSRC.
Dr Seralynne Vann has been studying the mammillary bodies
Mammillary bodies (MBs) are two small, spherical structures at the base of the brain whose role in memory may have been underestimated for many years.
With the support of a BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship, Dr Vann studied the link between MB damage and memory impairment. Her work with clinical groups of patients revealed reduced MB volume to be consistently related to poor memory. By using a combination of convergent approaches she confirmed that MBs are also important for spatial memory in rats and, indeed, necessary for the hippocampus to function properly.
"These findings have led to a re-assessment of the classic temporal lobe-medial diencephalic memory models as well as a renewed focus on the 'limbic midbrain' for memory," Dr Vann said.
Dr Giles Oldroyd is a BBSRC David Phillips Fellow at the John Innes Centre.
He was among 17 European scientists recognised under the Young Investigator Programme of the European Molecular Biology Organisation.
He was also one of 5 outstanding British scientists invited to take part in ‘Celebrating British Science’, a joint Royal Society and Office of Science and Innovation event in 2006.
Innovation and Skills Group - Fellowships
tel: 01793 413256
fax: 01793 414674