Fellowship Guidance

Individuals seeking Skills Development Fellowship (SDF) support no longer apply directly to the MRC. Instead they are able to apply for an MRC SDF fellowship position at a participating host institution, such as the University of Liverpool. The main reasons for the change is to improve cross-departmental interdisciplinarity. The MRC wishes to attract more individuals directly from core quantitative disciplines to the scheme.

The University of Liverpool is looking for Fellows who have a background on one of the quantitative skills areas of statistics, computer science and applied mathematics, and who wish to further develop those skills whilst also learning new skills in one of the other two areas. Fellows will also have an interest in one of the biomedical areas described and be embedded in a world-leading research group in that area.

The main purpose of the SDF scheme has not changed. The following text is taken from the MRC website, https://www.mrc.ac.uk/skills-careers/fellowships/skills-development-fellowships/.

Skills Development Fellowships are 3-year training fellowships that will support capacity building in MRC priority areas by:

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Open Days for Candidates

15th & 26th March 2018

Applications Close

21st May 2018


8th & 12th June 2018

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June 2018 - March 2019