Royal Society University Research Fellowship Scheme

Royal Society University Research Fellowship Scheme
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    What we're looking for
    are the future leaders
    of the field.
    Why did I apply for the URF?
    Because it gives me an opportunity
    to become an independent researcher
    my field of research
    spans both computer science,
    genetics and biology
    and there aren't that many schemes
    that can really support that type of
    interdisciplinary work.
    The application process
    was actually really simple
    because the proposal
    was only three pages long.
    Start off with a brilliant
    exciting idea
    be creative
    make your science more accessible
    be passionate about it
    but also be realistic
    be prepared to tell us
    where things might not work.
    My interview experience was
    science
    science
    and science
    [Laughing]
    I was pretty nervous
    you entered the room
    and you had a panel
    of about twelve people
    all looking at you
    you will have three minutes
    to present your project
    It was not
    an interrogation
    thinking back
    it was a very good
    and robust chat about the science
    that I deeply care about.
    It was a refreshing experience
    to actually have the science
    of the proposal itself
    really carefully
    looked at
    and critiqued.
    If I can give you some advice
    prepare very well
    practice before
    be confident
    you're good
    you wouldn't have got to this stage
    if you weren't good.
    Really think carefully about making
    your science as accessible
    as possible
    ask your friends and colleagues
    for advice.
    Go for it
    you have the opportunity
    to be creative and innovative
    and come up with an really excitng idea
    that's gonna define your research career
    for five years
    that's a great opportunity.
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