Selected applicants are assigned a mentor who is a senior researcher within the department who will provide support and advice. The aim of the mentoring system is to:
- Aid the progression to an independent researcher and group leader
- Identify ways in which the Department can best support and help you
- Facilitate progression to either another Fellowship or permanent position
See the Applications tab for more details.
The Department of Biology is dedicated to upholding and developing good employment practice for women working in science, and holds an Athena Swan Award for its initiatives in this area.
In many Fellowship schemes, an interview is the final step in the application process. We provide mock interview practice and have found that this has a positive impact on success rates.