Fellowships

  • Daphne Jackson Fellowships
    A Daphne Jackson Fellowship is a unique Fellowship designed to return scientists, engineers and technologists to their careers after a break. Fellowships are normally undertaken on a part time basis in a university or research establishment in the UK. They are flexible and include a tailored training programme designed to update the skills and knowledge of the Fellow thus allowing them to return at the appropriate level to their career.
    No deadline
  • British Heart Foundation Career Re-entry Fellowships
    This scheme provides an opportunity to re-establish a career in cardiovascular science in an established research institution in the UK.
    No deadline
  • British Heart Foundation Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowships
    This scheme aims to provide a career opportunity for talented individuals hoping to become research leaders in an established institution in the UK.
    No deadline
  • British Heart Foundation, Travel Fellowships
    To enable a postdoctoral researcher to undertake a visit to a distinguished laboratory abroad, either for a short period of up to six months to acquire specialist knowledge or expertise, or for a longer period to carry out a research project that can not be done in the UK.
    No deadline
  • British Heart Foundation, Intermediate clinical research fellowships
    To provide a career opportunity in an established research institution in the UK for individuals with an established research record who intend to become leaders in academic medical research.
    No deadline
  • British Heart Foundation, Senior basic science research fellowships
    To provide a career opportunity in an established research institution in the UK for outstanding individuals who are expected to reach Readership or Chair level within five years.
    No deadline
  • British Society for Haematology, Scientific Fellowships
    To support: short-term visits to centres abroad in order to gain experience in a specialised field or to learn new research techniques or developments in haematology.  They are not awarded for attending meetings.  The Fellowship may be used to visit another laboratory for up to three months in order to learn new techniques or to develop a research project.
    No deadline
  • Wellcome Trust, Principal research fellowships
    This is the most prestigious of our personal awards and provides long-term support for researchers of international standing. Successful candidates will have an established track record in research at the highest level.
    No deadline
  • BIRAX Fellowships - UK/Israel
    The BIRAX (the Britain - Israel Research and Academic Exchange) Fellowship Scheme supports research visits by UK and Israel researchers for up to six months to laboratories in the UK and Israel.
    Applications are being accepted on a rolling deadline
  • Biochemical Society Visiting Fellowships for Developing Countries
    Grants are now available to support research capacity building in developing parts of the world e.g. Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
    See website for deadlines
  • Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellowships
    This is the most prestigious of our personal awards and provides long-term support for researchers of international standing. Successful candidates will have an established track record in research at the highest level.
    Applicants can express an interest in this award at any time.
  • British Society for Plant Pathology, Junior fellowships
    Post-graduate student members may apply for Junior Fellowships for full or partial support of working visits of at least one month to laboratories other than their own. The aim is to encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary research, to enable students to acquire new techniques, and to make new contacts. Visits to laboratories in other countries are particularly encouraged. Any applicant must have been a member of BSPP for at least one year and be a post-graduate student (registered for a PhD or MSc by research) at the time the Fellowship award is taken up. No member may be awarded a Junior Fellowship more than once.
    Applications must be submitted at least three months before the date of the proposed visit.
  • British Society for Plant Pathology, Senior fellowships
    Members may apply for Senior Fellowships to support working visits of one to three months duration away from their normal places of work or to part-fund longer visits. Fellowships are intended to stimulate and facilitate studies or training to the benefit of plant pathology. Any applicant must have been a member of BSPP for at least two years and no member may be awarded a Senior Fellowship more than once in any period of five years.
    Applications must be submitted at least three months before the date of the proposed visit.
  • Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), Short-term fellowships
    FEBS Short-Term Fellowships are awarded for the purpose of scientific collaboration, advanced training or employing techniques not available at the candidates’ usual place of work. Fellowships are granted for periods of no longer than two or, in exceptional cases, three months. Applicants must have a PhD or at least one published paper as a main author in an international scientific journal. They should normally be scientists with no more than six years post-doctoral experience.
    No deadline
  • Swedish Collegium for Advanced study, Fellowship programme
    This enables fellows to concentrate on their own research interests, free from the teaching and administrative obligations of ordinary university life. Fellowships will be awarded on the basis of scholarly excellence, with some consideration given to the themes of the coming academic years.
    No deadline
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, US - Postdoctoral fellowships
    The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowships. These aim to attract qualified, promising scientists entering their professional career in the type 1 diabetes research field. The applicant must work with a sponsor who is able to provide a training environment conducive to beginning a career in T1D-relevant research.
    The deadline for applications is 30th July 2015
  • European Respiratory Society, Switzerland - ERS/EU RESPIRE 2 Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellowships
    The European Respiratory Society invites applications for the final call of its RESPIRE 2 Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellowships. These enable investigators, clinicals and allied health professionals to conduct advanced research projects in respiratory medicine and science in a European country other than their own.
    The deadline for applications is 31st July 2015
  • Royal Society, University research fellowships
    The Royal Society invites applications for its university research fellowships. These enable early-career scientists in the UK to build an independent research career in any area of the life and physical sciences, including engineering but excluding clinical medicine and direct biomedical research.
    The deadline for applications is 3rd September 2015 ****PLEASE NOTE THIS HAS CHANGED FROM 9th SEPTEMBER 2015*******
  • Royal Society, Newton International fellowships
    The Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Newton Fund invite applications for their international fellowships. These enable early-career researchers from China, India, Mexico and Turkey to undertake research at a research institution in the UK in the disciplines covered by the society and the academy.
    The deadline for applications is 9th September 2015
  • OECD Research fellowships
    Applications are invited from research scientists working in agriculture, forestry or fisheries and who would like to conduct research projects abroad, in another member country of the Co-operative Research Programme.
    The deadline for applications is 10th September 2015 midnight, Paris time
  • Canon Foundation in Europe, Netherlands - Research Fellowships
    The Canon Foundation in Europe invites applications for its research fellowships. These enable European candidates to conduct research in Japan, and Japanese candidates to conduct research in Europe. Fellows may conduct research in any discipline. Candidates must have obtained at least a master’s degree within the previous 10 years, although exceptional candidates who received their qualification more then 10 years ago may be considered. European nationals should have permanent citizenship in the country. Fellowships are worth between €22,500 and €27,500 per year or pro rata over a period of three months to one year. Priority is given to those who plan to travel to Europe or Japan rather than prolong a current stay. Up to 15 fellowships are available.
    The deadline for applications is 15th September 2015
  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Travelling Fellowships
    The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust invites applications for its travelling fellowships. These enable British citizens to travel overseas in order to bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in UK professions and communities. 
    The deadline for applications is 22nd September 2015
  • MRC, Opportunities to work in the new research complex at Harwell - career development awards
    The Medical Research Council invites proposals for its senior fellowships in support of scientists wishing to work in the new research complex at Harwell. These fellowships are suitable for exceptional researchers who have already proven their independence and demonstrated their promise as future research leaders.
    The deadline for applications is 24th September 2015
  • Alzheimers Society, Knowledge exchange fellowship
    The Alzheimer’s Society together with the Dutch Alzheimer’s Foundation invite applications for their knowledge exchange fellowship programme. This provides support for the exchange of knowledge, data and expertise between the UK and the Netherlands. This allows researchers from either country to spend a period of time in the other country.
    The deadline for applications is 26th September 2015
  • NERC, Independent research fellowships
    The Natural Environment Research Council invites applications for its independent research fellowships. These aim to develop scientific leadership among early-career environmental scientists, by giving them five years’ support for developing their research programmes and to establish international recognition. Up to two years may be spent at a collaborative institution in the UK or overseas. The fellowships are open to researchers of any nationality, and may be held in any area of NERC remit, but the fellowship must be based at an eligible UK research organisation. Applicants should not have a permanent academic position in a university or equivalent organisation. They must have a maximum of eight years of full-time postdoctoral research experience between the PhD certificate date and the closing date of the fellowship competition to which they are applying. There are no funding limits, but the fellowship applicant must be the only named researcher on the proposal and no equipment costing more than £10,000, including VAT, may be requested.
    The deadline for applications is 1st October 2015
  • Arthritis Research UK, Senior research fellowship
    Arthritis Research UK invites applications for its senior research fellowship. This supports medical or science graduates committed to a research career in any discipline relevant to arthritis and related musculoskeletal diseases.
    The deadline for applications is 7th October 2015
  • Leverhulme Trust, Visiting Professorships
    The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for its visiting professorships. These enable UK institutions to host eminent researchers from overseas, primarily to enhance the skills of academic staff or students at the host institution. Visiting professors may also wish to use the opportunity to further their own academic interests. Any field of research is eligible.
    The deadline for applications is 8th October 2015
  • Alzheimer's Research UK, Preparatory clinical research fellowship
    Alzheimer's Research UK invites applications for its preparatory clinical research fellowship. This supports clinicians at various stages of training who are planning a career in academic medicine. The aim is to provide fellows with the necessary track record and skills to compete for full clinical fellowship through ARUK or elsewhere. 
    The deadline for applications is 9th October 2015
  • Wellcome Trust, Career re-entry fellowships in biomedical science
    The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its career re-entry fellowships in biomedical science. These support postdoctoral scientists who have recently decided to recommence a scientific research career after a break of at least two years. Scientists are given the opportunity to return to high-quality research, with the potential to undertake refresher or further training. The proposed research should fall within the trust’s normal funding remit.
    The deadline for applications is 9th October 2015
  • Wellcome Trust, Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships
    The Wellcome Trust invites applications for the Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships. These enable newly qualified postdoctoral researchers to make an early start in developing their independent research careers, working in the best laboratories in the UK and overseas. Candidates are expected to identify an important biomedical research question and to develop and deliver a personal programme to achieve their research aims.
    The deadline for applications is 9th October 2015
  • BBSRC David Phillips fellowships
    The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council invites applications for the David Phillips fellowships. These support researchers who are wishing to establish their first independent research group. The research may be in any area of science within the council’s remit, which includes research on plants, microbes, animals, and tools and technology underpinning biological research. Applicants should hold a PhD but not hold, or have held, an open-ended academic position of lecturer level or equivalent. They should have at least three years of active postdoctoral research experience prior to June 2015.
    The deadline for applications is 21st October 2015
  • Cancer Research UK, CRUK and Bupa Foundation Cancer prevention fellowship
    This supports postdoctoral researchers and healthcare professionals who conduct research into behavioural and lifestyle changes that can prevent people from getting cancer. The fellowship covers salaries for the fellow, a research assistant, research expenses and, where appropriate, an equipment grant.
    The deadline for applications is 23rd October 2015
  • Wellcome Trust, Intermediate clinical fellowships
    The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its intermediate clinical fellowships. These enable medical, dental, veterinary or clinical psychology graduates to continue their research interests at a postdoctoral level in an appropriate unit or clinical research facility. The proposed research should fall within the trust’s biomedical science remit.
    The deadline for applications is 30th October 2015
  • Wellcome Trust, Postdoctoral research training fellowships for clinicians
    The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its postdoctoral training fellowships for clinicians. These enable individuals to engage with areas of research that are new to them, and gain high-quality training that will create the foundation for a successful independent research career. Fellowships are for candidates who either undertook a PhD early in their career and now wish to refresh their research skills, or have recently completed a PhD and wish to explore a new research field or environment, as well as to gain the skills that may help them answer their longer-term research vision.
    The deadline for applications is 30th October 2015
  • Diabetes UK, Sir George Alberti Research Training Fellowship
    This fellowship enables graduate healthcare professionals to work towards a PhD or MD in diabetes research and develop a career in research. Applications are invited from individuals working in a patient-facing role including, but not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, psychologists and dietitians.
    The deadline for applications is
    31st October 2015. 
  • Diabetes UK, RD Lawrence Fellowship
    This fellowship is a prestigious career development fellowship which enable exceptional candidates with three to six years postdoctoral research experience to undertake outstanding diabetes research. 
    The deadline for applications is 31st October 2015. 
  • Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Bennett fellowships
    These are awarded to outstanding clinical and non-clinical qualified post-doctoral researchers to establish themselves as independent investigators in any aspect of haematological research relevant to the mission of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Awards are up to five years in duration together with one research assistant or post-doctoral post.
    The deadline for applications is 1st November 2015
  • Alzheimer's Research UK, Clinical research fellowship
    Alzheimer’s Research UK invites applications for its clinical research fellowship. This supports clinical or basic research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Prospective fellows acting as lead applicants must have secured a propospective supervisor as co-applicants, however, prospective supervisors without a nominated candidate may apply directly and are required to be a senior established investigator. The lead applicant and point of contact must be based in a UK academic or research institution, however the application can include researchers or institutions outside the UK.
    The deadline for applications is 1st November 2015

  • Parkinsons UK, Senior research fellowships
    These enable senior researchers to establish their own research group for the study of Parkinson's. Fellowships are initially offered at up to £250,000 for three years, however award holders may apply for a further two years of funding.
    The deadline for applications is 2nd December 2015
  • MRC, Clinician scientist fellowships
    These support medically and other clinically qualified professionals who have gained a higher research degree to lead their own research plans and establish their own research team to make the transition to independent investigator.
    The deadline for applications is 2nd April 2016
  • MRC, Senior clinical fellowships
    These support medically and other qualified professionals, with an effective track record or internationally competitive independent research, to make the transition to research leadership.
    The deadline for applications is 2nd April 2016
  • MRC, Skills development fellowships - quantitative expertise
    The Medical Research Council invites applications for its skills development fellowships – quantitative expertise. These support training for very early career researchers in, or individuals changing disciplines to, areas covering mathematics, statistics, computation and informatics applicable to any biomedical or health-related data sources. Applicants from a quantitative disciplinary background should be seeking to develop new expertise and skills by applying mathematical, statistical and computational methods to biomedical or health research across MRC’s remit. Applicants from other disciplines should be planning to acquire training in quantitative methods as applied to biomedical or health research.
    The deadline for applications is 16th June 2016
  • MRC, Skills development fellowships - expertise at the social science interface
    The Medical Research Council invites applications for its skills development fellowships – expertise at the social science interface. These support training for very early career researchers in, or individuals changing disciplines to, the areas of health economics and mixed methods research. Applicants from an economics or social sciences research background should be seeking to develop new expertise and skills by applying economics or social sciences methods to biomedical or health research across MRC’s remit. Applicants from other disciplines should be planning to acquire training in economics or social research methods as applied to biomedical or health research.
    The deadline for applications is 16th June 2016

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