Daniel Turnberg Travel Fellowships

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

Key dates

The round is now closed

The panel convenes in March. 

The next round opens in September 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.


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.

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