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
  • Leverhulme Trust, Philip Leverhulme prizes
    These recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. The prize scheme makes up to thirty awards of £100,000 a year, across a range of academic disciplines. 
    The deadline for applications is 14th May 2015
  • NC3Rs David Sainsbury Fellowship Scheme
    David Sainsbury fellowships support exceptional, 3Rs-minded, early-career scientists (with up to five year’s postdoctoral experience) with the transition to an independent career. Applications from any area of medical, biological or veterinary research are within remit; those that integrate a range of disciplines or include an industrial partner are particularly encouraged.
    The deadline for applications is 15th May 2015
  • Wellcome Trust, Career re-entry fellowships in biomedical science
    This scheme is for postdoctoral scientists who have recently decided to recommence a scientific research career after a continuous break of at least two years. It gives such scientists the opportunity to return to high-quality research, with the potential to undertake refresher or further training. The fellowship is particularly suitable for applicants wishing to return to research after a break for family commitments.
    The deadline for applications is 15th May 2015
  • Wellcome Trust, Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships
    This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for the most promising newly qualified postdoctoral researchers to make an early start in developing their independent research careers, working in the best research environments in the UK and overseas. Candidates will be 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 15th May 2015
  • Wellcome Trust, Postdoctoral research training fellowships for clinicians
    This is a flexible fellowship scheme to enable individuals to engage with areas of research that are new to them. It is for candidates who either undertook a PhD early in their career and now wish to refresh their research skills, or have recently completed a successful PhD and wish to explore a new research field or environment, to gain the skills that will help them answer their longer-term research vision.
    The deadline for applications is 18th May 2015
  • Royal Society, Kan Tong Po visiting fellowships
    The Royal Society invites applications for the Kan Tong Po visiting fellowships. These enable UK or US-based scientists to collaborate with Hong Kong-based academics, or for Hong Kong-based scientists to collaborate with academics in the UK or US.
    The deadline for applications is 1st June 2015
  • BBSRC, Future Leader felllowship
    The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Food Standards Agency invite applications for their future leader fellowship. This enables early-career researchers to undertake independent research on any area within biotechnology and biological sciences, and to gain leadership skills.
    The deadline for applications is 4th June 2015
  • Instruct, Internship Programme
    Instruct invites proposals for its internship programme. This funds research visits to Instruct centres in Europe, with the aim to facilitate valuable collaboration with Instruct research groups applying techniques that are not available in the applicant’s laboratory in the field of structural biology. Applicants should be pre-doctoral scientists or early-stage postdoctoral fellows who are resident in one of the Instruct member countries.
    The deadline for applications is 12th June 2015
  • Wellcome Trust, Early-career fellowships for researchers in India
    This scheme provides a unique opportunity for the most promising postdoctoral researchers to carry out research in India. Applicants are expected to identify an important biomedical research question and design a project that would help answer this question.
    The deadline for applications is 15th June 2015
  • MRC, Skills development fellowships - quantitative expertise
    Skills Development Fellowships (previously Strategic Skills Fellowships) will support training for very early career researchers in, or individuals changing disciplines to, MRC priority areas for capacity-building at this level. 
    The deadline for applications is 16th June 2015
  • Arthritis Research UK, Career development fellowship
    Arthritis Research UK invites applications for its career development fellowship. This enables a postdoctoral scientist or an allied health professional to develop their career with an established sponsor, preferably within a multidisciplinary research group in a UK university department, hospital or research institute.
    The deadline for applications is 17th June 2015
  • Arthritis Research UK, Career development fellowship - quality of life
    Arthritis Research UK invites applications for its career development fellowship focusing on the quality of life. This enables a postdoctoral scientist or an allied health professional to research pain and fatigue in arthritis and their impact on quality of life, or to carry out studies in the area of health services research or disease management. The aim is to allow the researcher to develop their career with an established sponsor, preferably within a multidisciplinary research group in a UK university department, hospital or research institute.
    The deadline for applications is 17th June 2015
  • Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Clinical research training fellowships
    These support haematologists in training for the award of a PhD.
    The deadline for applications is 3rd July 2015
  • Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Visiting fellowships
    These are awarded to outstanding clinical and non-clinical qualified post-doctoral researchers to spend two years in a European or international centre of excellence in order to gain new skills and experience relevant to career ambitions.
    The deadline for applications is 3rd July 2015
  • Alzheimer's Research UK, Research fellowships
    These support PhD qualified non-clinical investigators pursuing research on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Fellowships are worth up to £20,000 per year for up to three years and support the costs of salary, research and travel.
    The deadline for applications is 3rd July 2015
  • Alzheimer's Research UK, Senior Research fellowships
    This supports researchers who have the potential to become leading principal investigators within the field of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, but have not yet attained a tenure or tenure-track position.
    The deadline for applications is 3rd July 2015
  • Alzheimer's Research UK, Travelling research fellowship
    The Travelling Research Fellowship scheme is designed to provide Fellows (clinical or non-clinical) with an opportunity to travel abroad (up to one year) to develop collaborations and learn new techniques which would not be possible in the host UK institution.
    The deadline for applications is 3rd July 2015
  • Wellcome Trust, Sir Henry Dale Fellowships
    The Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society invite applications for the Sir Henry Dale fellowships. These enable postdoctoral scientists who wish to build their own UK-based independent research career to address an important biomedical question. Research may range from the molecules and cells vital to life and their role in the global spread of disease, to clinical and public-health research seeking to improve the quality of healthcare. It can be based in the laboratory, clinic or field, and may involve experimental or theoretical approaches.
    The deadline for applications is 17th July 2015
  • Wellcome Trust, Research career development fellowships in basic biomedical science
    The Wellcome Trust, Science Foundation Ireland and the Health Research Board invite applications for their research career development fellowships in basic biomedical science. These enable postdoctoral scientists to become independent research scientists and undertake research at an institution in the Republic of Ireland. 
    The deadline for applications is 17th July 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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



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