Daniel Turnberg Travel Fellowships

These fellowships support short-term exchange visits between the UK and the Middle East.

Key dates

The current round is now open

The panel convenes in March, with the results and feedback sent out in April.

The closing date for this round is 11 January 2017.

Daniel Turnberg Travel Fellowships give early-career biomedical researchers the chance to undertake short-term visits to further their research experience and learn new techniques. This scheme aims to build research links and developing ongoing scientific collaborations between the UK and the Middle East.

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About the scheme

The scheme was established by the Academy in partnership with Lord and Lady Turnberg, in memory of their late son Daniel Turnberg, a doctor and researcher with a keen interest in fostering links between the UK and the Middle East.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage researchers to experience an alternative research environment, to learn new techniques and develop ideas for future collaborations. The Fellowships are aimed primarily at early- and mid-career scientists, particularly those just embarking on a career in research.

Since its launch in 2008, the scheme has awarded 190 Travel Fellowships, to researchers from all countries eligible to apply.

These travel fellowships provide an opportunity for biomedical researchers from the Middle East to visit a research institution of their choice in the UK, and for those from the UK to visit a research institution of their choice in the Middle East.

They are open to medical and non-medical graduates who can show a commitment to a career in research. Applicants will typically be at post-doctoral level.

Your research may be in any field within biomedical research, but the funding may only be used to support studies that are relevant to human health.

The countries included in the scheme are the UK, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories. You must either be based in the UK and plan to work in one of the other countries, or intend to come to a UK institution from one of the other countries.
 

The scheme offers the opportunity for biomedical researchers from the Middle East to visit a research institution of their choice in the UK, and for those from the UK to visit a research institution of their choice in the Middle East.

The Fellowship will cover airfare and a subsistence allowance for a period of up to four weeks. Funding is provided to an upper limit of £3,500 per fellowship (up to £750 of which can be used to cover the cost of airfares).

The proposed visit should take place within 10 months of the date of award.

Please note: this year we will be offering a small number of three month fellowships. The upper limit for these is £9,000 (up to £750 of which can be used to cover the cost of airfares).

The selection panel includes Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences and representatives from the Daniel Turnberg  Trust. The current members of the panel are:

Lord Leslie Turnberg FMedSci (Chair)

Professor Frances Ashcroft FRS FMedSci, University of Oxford

Professor George Griffin FMedSci, St George's University of London

Professor Victor Hoffbrand FMedSci, Royal Free Hospital

Professor Sir Patrick Sissons FMedSci

Professor Ray Tallis FMedSci

Lady Edna Turnberg

Applicants should not approach Panel members to discuss their application. All queries should be directed to the Panel secretariat on turnberg.fellowships@acmedsci.ac.uk.

Recent Awardees

1-month fellowships: 

Awardees from Egypt

Samar Ahmed from Ainshams University visiting the University of Nottingham

Hany Mohamed Abd El-Malik El-Bassossy from Zagazig University visiting the University of Bath

Ahmed Lotfy Elshahaat from Mansoura University visiting the University of Nottingham

Ola Mahmoud Gomaa from the Atomic Energy Authority visiting the University of Westminster

Awardees from Israel

Vaibhav Chikne from Bar-Ilan University visiting the University of Dundee

Elya Dekel from The Weizmann Institute of Science visiting Imperial College London

Marei Sammar from ORT Braude College visiting the University of Oxford

Oshrat Sella from the University of Haifa visiting the University of Manchester

Awardees from Jordan

Areej Abuhammad from the University of Jordan visiting the University of Bristol

Jamila Abuidhail from the Hashemite University visiting the University of Stirling

Rania Hamed from the Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan visiting the University of Manchester

Awardees from the Palestinian Territories

Emad Elaour from the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) visiting Queen's University Belfast

Ansam Sawalha from the An-Najah National University visiting King's College London

Awardees from the UK

Christopher Adams from Keele University visiting Bar-Ilan University

Amanda Foust from Imperial College London visiting the Weizmann Institute of Science

Mohammed Jawad from Imperial College London visiting the American University of Beirut

Nicholas Platt from the University of Oxford visiting the Weizmann Institute of Science

Shishir Shetty from the Univeristy of Birmingham visiting the Weizmann Institute of Science

Jennifer Stott from St George's University of London visiting Tel Aviv University

 

 

3-month fellowships: 

Awardees from Lebanon

Lara Kahale from the American University of Beirut Medical Centre visiting the University of Aberdeen

Awardees from Egypt

Ahmed Abdelsadik from Aswan University visiting the University of Nottingham

Mohamed Eltholoth from Mansoura University visiting Brunel University

Awardees from the UK

Neil Robert Hope Stone from St George's University of London visiting Tel Aviv University

1-month fellowships: 

Awardees from Egypt

Mohamed Abdelhamid Hasan Ahmed from Suez Canal University visiting the University of Nottingham

Ahmed Alnamroty from Suez Canal University visiting the University of Glasgow

Mogib El-Rahman Khedr from Suez Canal University visiting the University of Southampton

Maha Nasr Sayed Aly from Ain Shams University visiting the University of Bradford

Awardees from Israel

Michal Bernstein from Tel Aviv University visiting the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Benjamin Ladeuix from the Weizmann Institute of Science visiting the University of Bristol

Naomi Pode-Shakked from Sheba Medical Center visiting the Roslin Institute

Awardees from Jordan

Amal Akour from the University of Jordan visiting Newcastle University

Eman Alefishat from the University of Jordan visiting the University of Nottingham

Heba Alshaker from the University of Petra visiting the University of East Anglia

Sameh Al-Zubiedi from the University of Jordan visiting the University of Liverpool

Awardees from Lebanon

Jad Abdallah from the Lebanese American University  visiting Barts and The London, Queen Marys School of Medicine and Dentistry

Andrea Darzi from the American University of Beirut visiting the University of Aberdeen

Riyad El-Khoury from the American University of Beirut visiting Newcastle University

Nathalie Karaky from the American University of Beirut visiting King's College London

Awardees from the Palestinian Territories

Rula Abdul-Ghani from Al-Quds University visiting Barts and The London, Queen Marys School of Medicine and Dentistry

Maher Khdour from Al-Quds University visiting Queen's University Belfast

Awardees from the UK

Matthew Gardiner from the University of Oxford visiting the Weizmann Institute of Science

Pola Goldberg Oppenheimer from the University of Birmingham visiting Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Georgina Martin from the Royal Preston Hospital visiting Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel

 

3-month fellowships: 

Awardees from Israel

Ofra Ben Menachem- Zidon from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem visiting the University of Cambridge

Marc Gotkine from Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital visiting King's College London

Shimrit Ilana Ziv from Sheba Medical Center visiting the University of Cambridge

Awardees from Jordan

Amin Aqel from Mu'tah University visiting Public Health England (PHE)

Awardees from the Palestinian Territories

Adnan Al-Hindi from the Islamic University-Gaza visiting the University of Salford

Awardees from the UK

Rimma Goldberg from King's College London visiting the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1-month fellowships: 

Awardees from Egypt

Alaa Afif from Cairo University visiting King's College London

Ayman El-Badry from Cairo University visiting the University of East Anglia

Abd Al-Rahman Foda from Mansoura University visiting Imperial College London

Nevin Hammam from Assiut University visiting the University of Leeds

Rehab Samaka from Menoufiya University visiting the University of Nottingham

Awardees from Israel

Dror Fixler from Bar-Ilan University visiting King's College London

Nir Friedman from Weizmann Institute of Science visiting University College London

Dana Gourevich from Tel Aviv University visiting the University of Cambridge

Galit Livnat from the University of Haifa visiting Royal Brompton Hospital

Ari Meerson from MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute visiting the University of Exeter

Shoshana Revel-Vilk from Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital visiting the University of Cambridge

Marei Sammar from ORT Braude College of Engineering visiting the University of Oxford

Awardees from Jordan

Yousef Al-Saraireh from Mu'tah University visiting the University of Bradford

Randa Nayef Haddadin from the University of Jordan visiting Queen's University Belfast

Eman Hammad from the University of Jordan visiting the University of Manchester

Rana Faris Abd Nazzal Said from Al-Ahliyya Amman University visiting Loughborough University

Awardees from the UK

Joanna Southern from the Public Health England visiting Sheba Medical Center in Israel

 

3-month fellowships: 

Awardees from Israel

Elena Chervinsky from Emek Medical Center visiting the University of Manchester

Awardees from Jordan

Harran Al-Rahamneh from the University of Jordan visiting the University of Exeter

Wasfy Obeidat from the University of Jordan visiting the University of Kent

Awardees from Egypt

Randa Abu-Youssef from Alexandria University visiting the University of St Andrews

Mohamed Shebl Abd El-Aleem Amer from Menoufiya University visiting the University of Leeds

Mohammad Arafa from Mansoura University visiting the University of Sheffield

Riham El Sayed from Cairo University visiting Newcastle University

Mohamed El Zowalaty from Zagazig University visiting Anglia Ruskin University

Mohamed Mandour from Suez Canal University visiting Newcastle University

Mahmoud Eid Soliman from Ain Shams University visiting the University of Nottingham

Awardees from Israel

Sharon Aharoni from Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel visiting Newcastle University

Moran Frenkel-Pinter from Tel Aviv University visiting the University of Manchester

Israel Gotsman from Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital visiting King’s College Hospital

Doron Kabiri from Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital visiting the University of Edinburgh

Amir Krivoy from Geha Mental Health Centre visiting King's College London

Alon Livny from Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital visiting King's College London

Maya Negev from Tel Aviv University visiting the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Awardees from Jordan

Bashar Altaani from Jordan University of Science and Technology visiting Queen's University Belfast

Wesam Ghazi Ammari from Al-Ahliyya Amman University visiting King's College London

Areej Assaf from University of Jordan visiting Cardiff University

Feras Darwish El Hajji from Applied Science Private University visiting Queen's University Belfast

Awardees from the Lebanon

Georges Daoud from American University of Beirut visiting the University of Warwick

Asad Zeidan from American University of Beirut visiting the University of Sheffield

Awardees from the Palestinian Territories

Ibrahim Abbasi from Al-Quds University visiting the University of Salford

Adnan Al-Hindi from Islamic University-Gaza visiting the University of Salford

Awardees from the UK

Mario Giardini from University of St Andrews visiting Tel Aviv University

Mohammed Jawad from Imperial College London visiting the American University of Beirut

Zisis Kozlakidis from King's College London visiting Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Rebecca Landy from University of London visiting the Chaim Sheba Medical Center

Supporters

The scheme is funded by the Daniel Turnberg Memorial Fund with ongoing support from the Royal College of Physicians, London, the Wellcome Trust and the Wolfson Family Charitable Trust.

The Daniel Turnberg Memorial Fund is grateful for the generous contributions received from many other charitable institutions and individuals, including the Isaac and Julia Haskel Trust, the Robert Gavron Charitable Trust and the Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust. The Academy would like to thank these organisations and individual donors for their contributions and ongoing support of the scheme.

If you would like to make a donation to the Daniel Turnberg Memorial Fund, please contact the office for further information.

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