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Latest funding schemes awardees

5 July 2018

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute runs a number of schemes supporting researchers with their early careers. Here are details of the latest awardees at the University of Bristol for three of our early career funding schemes.

 Clinical Primers awarded

  • Naomi Cornish
    (Bristol Medical School), 'Characterisation of Thrombopoietin gene variants in patients with inherited platelet disorders'.

  • George Kimpton
    (Bristol Medical School), 'Kidneys and cognition'.

  • Zoe Cortes
    (Bristol Medical School), 'Biomaterials for Improved Cell Delivery in Spinal Cord Injuries'.

  • Anna Mason
    (Bristol Medical School), 'Discovering new genetic pathways in steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome with potential as therapeutic targets'.

    Find out more about these awardees

About the scheme

Clinical primers are for graduates considering a career as a clinical academic who want to experience life as a researcher before deciding. They are aimed at medical, veterinary and dental graduates and are designed to give outstanding early career clinicians the chance to experience a world-class research environment for the first time.

 More info on our Clinical Primer scheme 


Postgraduate Discipline Hopping fellows

  • Ola Bykowska
    (School of Computer Science), 'SPHERE Data for Science and Health'.

  • Sonam Gurung
    (School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience (Neural dynamics)), 'Investigating synaptic implications of kainate receptor editing'.

    Find out more about these awardees

About the scheme

This scheme is designed to support a small number of postgraduate researchers currently enrolled on one of the University of Bristol Wellcome Trust-funded 4 year PhD programmes (‘Dynamic Cell Biology’, ‘Neural Dynamics’ and ‘Molecular, Genetic and Lifecourse Epidemiology’).

More info on our Postgraduate Discipline Hopping Fellowships 


Identifying Candidates for Wellcome Trust Investigator awards

About the scheme

This scheme is designed to support a small number of Early Career permanent academic staff at the University of Bristol who are planning to apply for an Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust (Investigator Awards in Science and Investigator Awards in Humanities and Social Science).

More info on our Identifying candidates for Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards


The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute provides funding to support a range of strategically important research activities across the University of Bristol. Find out about EBI’s funding opportunities.

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