The John, Margaret, Alfred and Stewart Sim Fellowship provides funding for any graduates in Medicine and Science to research the causes or treatment of depression.  Applicants may request funding for up to three years, with a total cost of up to £200,000, including on-costs and essential research expenses. FEC will not be funded.

Eligibility

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is keen that this fund fosters mental health research and the academic careers of early or intermediate researchers.  There is no geographical or organisational restriction on the use of funding.

Application and Selection Process

Applications are currently closed for this Fellowship.

Current recipients:

2015-18   Dr Heather Whalley, University of Edinburgh - Neurobiology of Depression: Stratified by Genetic Loading for Schizophrenia

2017-20 Dr Calum Moulton, King's College London - Cognitive and somatic subtypes of depression in type 2 diabetes: comparing their correlates, associated complications and targets for treatment

2017-20 Mr Joey Ward, University of Glasgow - Towards precision medicine for depressive disorders

Previous recipients:

2005-2009 Dr Ben Pickard – Investigating the NPAS3 gene, a candidate for genetic susceptibility to depression

1999-2003 Dr Gerome Breen – Pharmacogenics of Lithium Response in Affective Disorders

1999-2002 Dr David Brown –  Elucidation of the molecular effect of serotonin (5HT) upon hippocampal neurones and its relevance to depressive illness

Further Information

Please contact standards@rcpe.ac.uk 0131 247 3658.

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