Guts UK Amelie Waring Fellowship (Pancreatitis)

The Guts UK Amelie Waring Fellowship is a three-year award for research into any aspect of pancreatic inflammation or injury.

Applications open Monday 2nd August and close at 17:00 on Monday 4th October 2021.

Please note that we are in the process of updating all the relevant documents.
Corrects forms and documents are not currently available.
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Guts UK are announcing a call for a 3-year full-time research fellowship up to £180,000 into any aspect of pancreatic inflammation or injury. Please note that projects on pancreatic cancer will be excluded from this call.

Eligibility criteria

Research fellowships are restricted to clinical specialty trainees or early career post-doctoral scientists working in gastroenterology and relevant fields of bioscience.

Guts UK limits its awards to applicants who are normally resident in the UK. Fellowships can include an element of research training overseas, up to 6 months, provided that fellows intend to return to the UK.

Preference will be given to candidates who intend to pursue research in their future careers. In making the award emphasis will be placed not only on the project itself, but also on the candidate’s potential and the quality of the training proposed.

Budget and research duration

The total value of the fellowship is £180,000 to cover salary costs and consumables over 3 years.

Equipment and capital costs will not be funded. If part of the project takes place abroad, Guts UK will not finance expenditure on consumables in overseas institutions.

Other considerations

Guts UK are keen that the research starts as soon as possible after the award of the grant. When relevant, successful applicants must ensure they have permission to come out of practice in time to start the fellowship.

Ethical approval, if required by the project, will be needed before the work commences. All licences pertaining to research using animals must be valid and in place.

For clinical research, provided the study meets the NIHR’s definition of a research study, it will be eligible for adoption by the UK Clinical Research Network and therefore will be eligible for NIHR support. Applicants are encouraged to contact their local NIHR Clinical Research Network for advice as early as possible.

Application process – Please note that we are in the process of updating all the relevant documents. Corrects forms and relevant documents are not currently available.

To apply, download the following documents:

Please submit your application by email to and post one wet-signed copy to Guts UK, 3 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LB. Applications will be considered incomplete until the wet-signed copy has been received.

Please note: Any queries relating to submission of the application must be referred directly to Guts UK.  Applicants or their colleagues may not contact a Research Awards Committee member or Guts UK Trustee to discuss any aspect of an application or the decision reached on it.

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