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Bogue Fellowships

Generous fellowships to support postgraduate research students and post-doctoral researchers working in the Life and Biomedical Sciences to visit North America.

Covid-19 Update

As the USA has now re-opened its borders to travellers from the UK, the Bogue Scholarship has been reinstated.

The deadline for applications is 3pm, Thursday 18th November 2021. Decisions will be made 4-5 weeks after the deadline closes so please make sure that the proposed start date is not before mid/late January 2022 at the earliest.

Guidance notes and applications can be obtained by e-mailing Jane Inge, j.inge@ucl.ac.uk.

You must have a minimum period of 6 months guaranteed funding at UCL after your return. PGR students on CRS or just about to enter CRS are not eligible to apply.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet/will meet all the entry requirements of the USA Government regarding vaccinations etc before applying for the Scholarship.  

About the Bogue Fellowships

The fellowships support visits to carry out research in laboratories in the USA and Canada in order ‘to enrich the research experience and help develop the scientific career of the Fellow’. The duration of the Fellowship needs to be well justified in relation to the time needed to do the proposed work. Recent awards have ranged from a few weeks to up to six months. Requests for up to 12 months will be considered, but only if very well justified. Applications will also be considered for attendance at advanced, intensive, high quality laboratory-based courses at Cold Spring Harbor, Woods Hole and similar centres.

Since the Bogue scheme was introduced in 1998/9, close to 280 Fellowship awards have been made for visits of between two weeks and 12 months. The number of Fellowships available is not fixed and will be determined by availability of funds (likely to be in the region of £70,000 in 2020), the level of support requested by applicants and the ranking of the applications by the Fellowships Committee.

Applicants should note that it was the wish of Dr Bogue that those awarded Fellowships should agree, as far as practicable, to return to UCL for a period of years following tenure of the Fellowship (applicants must have guaranteed funding to remain at UCL for a minimum period of six months after returning from the USA). Part of the purpose of the awards is that applicants should transfer skills that they have acquired in North America back to UCL.

Who is eligible?

Fellowships are restricted to applicants whose research is in the area of Physiology and Cognate Sciences (i.e. most areas of the life and basic biomedical sciences). Those working in Clinical Medicine and Psychiatry are specifically excluded. Students or postdoctoral researchers carrying out basic research in clinical departments are, however, eligible.

The previous award of a Bogue Fellowship or an unsuccessful application does not debar an individual from applying for a further award providing they still meet the eligibility criteria.