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Apply now for CONNECTED Training Vouchers worth up to £3,000

Opportunities for lab visits, work shadowing, courses / workshops

Applications are now invited from CONNECTED network members for a new scheme which allows early career researchers (ECRs) from any country to apply for a funded training visit, up to the value of £3,000.

Amongst the objectives of CONNECTED is enabling network members, particularly ECRs, to enhance their knowledge and skills for career progression. The Training Voucher scheme is a key element of this work.

Training Vouchers are available via competitive application, and aim to support network members to take advantage of training opportunities, which can include (but are not limited to) attendance at CONNECTED and other courses or workshops, laboratory learning visits and work shadowing. Applicants are able to choose what their visit will include and its duration.

Applications are open to all network members who are ECRs, with preference given to those based in Development Assistance Committee (DAC) listed countries. Students are not eligible for Training Vouchers.

Whilst it is the responsibility of the applicant to identify a relevant training course or organisation they wish to visit, a list of UK group leaders is available to network members upon request as suggestions, but this is not exhaustive. UK group leaders are under no obligation to agree to host a network member in their laboratory.

Successful applicants will be required to provide a short report following the completion of their training, for inclusion in network outcomes and publicity (a template will be provided).

The application deadline is 28 October 2018, though further Training Voucher calls will be made during the course of the CONNECTED project.

You can read the full guidance here

You can download the application form (Word document) here

It is free and simple to join the CONNECTED network, using this link