HVCfP has a training fund of £50,000 available to use over the lifetime of the Network.
What do HVCfP Training awards fund?
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.
To date, 20 researchers have received training bursaries and a further 21 have attended training at HVCfP commissioned courses in HPLC analytical techniques and small molecule drug discovery. In addition, 30 HVCfP members participated in HVCfP-developed training on implementing the Nagoya Protocol.
Funds can be used for travel, accommodation, bench or course fees and any other reasonable out of pocket expenses. They cannot be used to cover salary costs or for conferences. See the full guidelines for further advice or contact Caroline Calvert (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
To apply for a training bursary please read the guidelines and complete the application form available in the resources box on the left.
Training applications can be submitted at any time – please email your completed application form to Caroline Calvert (caroline.calvert@
*The person completing the training form must be eligible to apply for BBSRC funding although they may make a training application on behalf of other researchers in their group.