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Peter Baker Travelling Fellowship

bakerp140x180The Peter Baker Travelling Fellowship was established in 1987 by family and friends in memory of Professor Peter Baker ScD FRS, Halliburton Professor of Physiology, Head of the Department of Physiology and Fellow of King’s College London.

The Fellowship provides up to £1,200 to assist a PhD student or young researcher to spend a period of up to three months in another laboratory, normally outside the UK, in order to learn a new method appropriate to the development of his/her research or to apply such a method to that research. The funds may be used for travel, maintenance and/or the cost of research in the host laboratory.

The Fellowship is open to all members of the Faculty of Life Science and Medicine who are under the age of 35 at the time of holding the award, and are performing research into any area of biomedical science. 

The Fellowship must be taken up and completed within the same academic year it is awarded, and the successful Fellow is required to provide a brief report (including a statement on expenditure) at the end of the Fellowship. The report may be published on the Physiology Department’s webpages.

How to apply

Applications can be made by email plus a paper copy with signatures to Professor Jeremy Ward, Head of Department of Physiology, Henriette Raphael House, Guy’s Campus. 

Applications have now closed.

Applications should include (as a Word or PDF document attached to the email):

  • The curriculum vitae of the applicant, including date of birth.
  • A letter outlining how the Fellowship would be used by the candidate to benefit their research, to a maximum of 2 sides of A4, 12 point. Describe how the funds would be spent.
  • A supporting letter from the applicant’s current supervisor.
  • A supporting letter from the head of the proposed host laboratory, stating that any necessary facilities will be made available to the applicant.

Criteria for award: 

The award will be made primarily on the basis of the quality of the candidate and the potential benefits that the Fellowship would provide to their current and future research career. Whilst candidates from any area of biomedical science may apply, preference may be given to those working in an area related to physiology. 

The Fellowship panel will announce the successful candidate in September 2016, and the Fellowship can be taken up any time afterwards. Note that the panel can decide to split the award if there are two equally deserving applications.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Jeremy Ward.

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