As part of CanTest’s Faculty programme, we are supporting the development of our Junior Faculty in two ways – by hosting the annual International School for Cancer Detection Research in Primary Care and through a Travelling Fellowship scheme.
The CanTest Travelling Fellowships are specifically designed to enhance the research skills and expertise of our Junior Faculty, as well as fostering the development of multi-institutional collaborations. They fund Junior Faculty to spend time in other parts of the CanTest Collaborative, network with senior and junior peers, acquire exposure to specific methodological approaches and/or form collaborations with other researchers or specialists in their topic area.
CanTest Junior Faculty can apply for funding to support the following activities:
- National or international travel, accommodation and living costs for visits to any CanTest institution
- Attendance at a national or international conference (preferably where you have a CanTest presentation or poster) alongside a short visit to a CanTest institution
- Other visits to support research activity, e.g. to industrial partners whose work is of relevance to CanTest. Applications will be viewed more favourably if they are organised alongside attending a conference or visiting a CanTest institution.
Prior to application, Junior Faculty need to discuss plans for any Travelling Fellowship application with the Senior Faculty at their own and potential host institution. Once submitted, applications will be reviewed and assessed by the CanTest Faculty Group using the following five criteria:
- Demonstration of the fellowship being at a suitable time in the applicant’s trajectory
- Research skills and experience to be gained, in respect of the candidate’s current learning or professional development needs
- Opportunity to develop, undertake or complete multi-institutional collaborations, with clarification about how the fellowship relates to a specific CanTest project
- Expected outcomes
- Financial planning
Catch up on previous Travelling Fellowship blogs here.
To find out more about the scheme and for an application form, please contact Dr Valerie Sills (Programme Manager – Faculty and Finance)