British Heart Foundation Personal Chair scheme
17 December 2015
The British Heart Foundation have a Personal Chair scheme - outlined below - and the Research & Enterprise Development team (RED)are putting in place an internal process to make sure we have a coordinated approach to this scheme/the BHF. There will be three internal deadlines per year, with the first being 5pm on 27th January 2016.
- Senior research leader in clinical or basic cardiovascular science with an established international reputation.
- Substantial output of high impact research papers.
- Long-term track record of attracting significant peer-reviewed research grant income as principal investigator.
- Normally less than 55 years at time of appointment.
- The award will pay the professor’s salary if requested. NB if, by taking over payment of the professor’s salary, the BHF is releasing a salary previously paid by the university, the BHF will require a defined commitment from the university to use the money directly for the support of the professor;
- A fully costed programme of research for the next 5 years, usually the equivalent of a BHF Programme Grant;
- Core research support or research administration posts that directly assist the professor’s research;
- A discretionary fund of £20,000 a year;
- A £250k start-up fund (if a newly appointed Professor, or recently moved to the institution);
- Entitlement to request additional support for up to 15 months’ salary to secure recruitment of a talented individual with the expectation that their future funding will be acquired by a separate grant application. Only one of these can be in post at a time.
- Your full CV (including a summary of all current or anticipated BHF and non-BHF funded research grants that would be active during the first 5 years of the award);
- A paragraph on how you and your research fit with the University’s strategy for cardiovascular research, and how a BHF Chair appointment for you would strengthen the strategy;
- A brief outline of the proposed associated programme of research for the first 5 years, with a rough budget.