Female scientist with glass jar in laboratory.

New this month, November 2016

Academy of Medical Sciences launches 2nd round of SUSTAIN

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The Academy of Medical Sciences has launched a second round of its SUSTAIN programme which supports women researchers to thrive in their independent research careers by providing an innovative programme of training and support to develop leadership and career potential.

After a very successful first year, during which 20 participants, coming from different branches of research went through the career-enhancing series of workshops and activities, SUSTAIN will now recruit another 20 women scientists for 2017-2018.

"I joined SUSTAIN at a critical time as an early career principal investigator, managing a new team and transitioning from a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship to a Senior Lectureship. Over the year, I received hands-on training that helped me capitalise on opportunities within my institution and built lasting relationships with peers and mentors of the scheme. My mentor was generous with his time and thoughts and our relationship really empowered me to push on with my research programme while at the same time becoming a more effective group leader. Highly recommended!" Dr Zania Stamataki, SUSTAIN pilot participant.

Applications are now open, please see the Academy website for further information.