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Opportunity profile: Picking the brain of a neuroscience funder

Guarantors of Brain administrator and fellow discuss what makes a good non-clinical fellowship application

Top tips

  • No direct clinical experience is necessary, but the fellowship project must take place within a clinical neurology or psychiatry department
  • Although the application form is only two pages long, a lot of thinking will have gone into a successful project beforehand
  • Demonstrating passion and commitment to a proposed project at interview is important
  • Obtain and show strong support from your host department

The Guarantors of Brain is the charity arm of the Brain and Brain Communications journals. The charity has funded clinical fellowships for decades and launched a Non-Clinical Postdoctoral fellowship in 2017 (profiled in Funding Insight at the time).

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