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The Lee Placito Medical Fund exists to further research into gastrointestinal disease, and primary and secondary gastrointestinal cancer.

Applications are now invited for a clinical or non-clinical research fellowship from within the University to undertake research in one of these areas. Grant requests are limited to a maximum of £110,000 pa over a 3 year period.


Applications should include:

  • A short cover letter
  • CV (two pages max.) 
  • A research proposal including: summary, background, aims, methods, ethical status, experimental plan, timetable and justification for sums requested. Eight pages maximum excluding references. Minimum font size 11 pt
  • A single-paragraph lay summary
  • A letter of support from the PI who is sponsoring the application
  • A letter from the Departmental Administrator confirming that facilities are available to undertake the proposed research

These should be sent by email as a single pdf document to Professor Clive WilsonProfessor of Cell and Developmental Genetics, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.


Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 15 June 2023.