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Training opportunities

We’re committed to supporting early career and fellowship researchers on their journey to becoming independent researchers.  

We recognise that researchers require more than financial support to develop a successful career in diabetes research, and the opportunities we provide for career development are outlined below.  

Innovators in Diabetes Programme (IDia) 

IDia is an annual residential weekend programme designed to develop early career diabetes researchers into leaders in their field. This programme offers the opportunity for Diabetes UK funded, and non-Diabetes UK funded researchers to expand their knowledge, network with like-minded people and gain new skills. 

PhD student networking day 

All Diabetes UK-funded PhD students are invited to attend an annual student networking day as part of their studentship. It provides an opportunity to connect with fellow diabetes research students and get advice from inspiring established researchers.  

AMS Mentoring Programme 

The Academy of Medical Sciences’ Mentoring programme provides post-doctoral researchers the opportunity for career development advice and support by pairing them with a mentor from the pool of Academy Fellows, NIHR Senior Investigators and Senior Academics. 

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