Training funds – now closed
HVCfP training funds have provided bursaries for eligible researchers to attend short courses, workshops and to visit other labs. The funds have also been used to commission customised training where a specific need has been identified and/or requested by members. No further awards are now being made.
Dr Vera Thoss of Bangor University was awarded training funds for group members Dotsha Raheem (PhD student) and Ahmed Tawfike (post-doctoral researcher) to visit the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences to work with RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel and Carol Clements. Dotsha and Ahmed completed their 10 day visit in April 2015 and were able to access equipment not available at Bangor, using metabolomics to highlight seasonal variation in the metabolites produced by British Bluebell. Funds were spent on accommodation, travel and equipment access charges. Vera commented that sending two people on a lab visit is a good model for training, particularly if there is a more senior researcher who can help supervise or support the student.
For other examples of how training funds have been used by HVCfP members, please read the summary document available from the resources panel on the left.