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Chief Scientific Officer's WISE Fellowship Programme applications 2017

Chief Scientific Officer’s WISE Fellowship Programme Applications


Applications are now closed.

We are glad that you are interested in applying for this unique and career enhancing opportunity. Before you do so, please read through the following information to ensure that you are eligible for the Fellowship and available on the key dates listed below.


CSO's WISE Fellowship Programme applicants must fulfil the following criteria:

  • You are a practicing healthcare scientist and have a minimum of five years' experience in your field
  • You work in an NHS Trust or private provider of NHS diagnostic services in England
  • You have your employers consent to be released on full pay for the required dates as detailed in the timeline
  • You agree to the terms and conditions of the Fellowship, including attendance on the 5 compulsory training and network days.

If you can answer ‘yes’ to all of the above, please check that you are available on all the dates in the following timeline.

2017 CSO's WISE Fellowship timeline

The timeline outlines what will be involved in the programme throughout the year. The Fellowship has 5 formal days of involvement and then a range of optional activities and events that you can choose to be involved in. It is suggested that another 3 days are assumed but these could be half days or evenings, in person or over the phone. The more you get involved with the more you will gain.

Thursday 22nd June (LONDON)
Tuesday 27th June 2017 (LEEDS)
June 2017 Applicants are notified about the outcome of their application
September 2017 12 month fellowship to commence

Training day 1 - 28 September 2017 - Manchester (compulsory)

Training day 2 - 25 October 2017 - Manchester (compulsory)

Training Day 3 - 7 November 2017 - Manchester (compulsory)
Training Day 4 - 8 November 2017 - Manchester (compulsory)
Duration of fellowship Fellows complete mentorship, booked according to the mutual availability of the Mentor and Fellow. It is anticipated this will be a minimum of one meeting followed by telephone mentoring however opportunities for additional meetings or shadowing will be considered depending on individual circumstances.

February/March 2018 Fellows attend the National Chief Scientific Officer's Conference in London to share their fellowship experience
Date TBC Network Day, London

Ready to apply? Download our Application Form now and return it by email to Melissa Shah m.shah@wisecampaign.org.uk or by post to CSO's Fellowship Programme, WISE Campaign, Leeds College of Building, Hunslet Campus, Cudbear Street, Leeds, LS10 1EF by no later than midnight on 19th May 2017.

Please remember to include a letter of consent from your Employer. To help with this, we have created a letter explaining all about the Fellowship to your employer that you can download here. There is also a letter of consent template that they can use to support your application.

If you have any specific queries, please contact Melissa Shah at WISE by emailing m.shah@wisecampaign.org.uk

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