Applications now open for the Janet Hemingway Fellowship in Vector Biology

News article 11 Sep 2019

LSTM is now welcoming applications for the inaugural Hemingway Fellowship in honour of previous director, Professor Janet Hemingway. Announced at a celebration of her career prior to her retirement, the Fellowship, which will be awarded every three years, reflects her support for early career researchers and her desire to bring the brightest and best to LSTM throughout her 17 years as Director.

Funded by charitable donations, the Fellowship will look to recruit an early career researcher to work within the Department of Vector Biology and will include salary and some project seed money over a three-year period.

Professor Martin Donnelly, Head of LSTM’s Department of Vector Biology: “The Hemingway Fellowship honours the lasting contribution that Professor Janet Hemingway has made to the field of vector-borne disease control. The fellowship is designed to support gifted, early-career vector biologists to transition to internationally-recognized research leaders. Based in the Department of Vector Biology, the fellow will be encouraged to collaborate widely across LSTM. The candidate will be selected based upon academic excellence and potential and applicants from across the basic to translational research spectrum, with research projects relevant to LSTM strategic priorities, are encouraged to apply. Awardees will be provided with mentorship and an excellent research environment to support their development needs. The fellow will be eligible to enter LSTM’s Academic Career Track tenure system”

Visit the LSTM careers page for more information and to apply.