Fellowships

  • BBSRC David Phillips fellowships
    ***The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council will shortly be inviting applications for the David Phillips fellowships. More information is expected to be released in 2016.This information is from the previous call and is subject to change. ***
  • 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, Emeritus fellowships
    Providing research expenses of up to £22,000 over up to two years to enable senior researchers who have retired from an academic post to complete a research project and prepare the results for publication. The 2016 round opens on 1 September 2015.
    The deadline for applications is 4th February 2016 at 4pm
  • Wellcome Trust, Engagement fellowships
    The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its engagement fellowships. These aim to support and develop upcoming stars in public engagement with science. Applicants should be based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, and have at least three years’ experience engaging the public with science. They may be professional science communicators, research scientists, medical historians, clinicians or professionals working in the arts. Fellowships include salary and salary buyout for up to two years, project costs, training, access to office space and facilities, and opportunities to work with Wellcome Trust staff to develop projects
    The deadline for applications is 12th February 2016
  • Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, Research fellowship in Science or Engineering
    The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 invites applications for its research fellowships in science or engineering. These give early-career scientists or engineers of exceptional promise the opportunity to conduct an innovative research project of their own instigation. Research may be carried out in any of the physical or biological sciences, mathematics, applied science or any branch of engineering. Applications from candidates proposing projects in applied science and engineering are particularly encouraged. Applicants must be in possession of a recent PhD degree or equivalent qualification, or be in the final stages of their PhD studies, and have no more than three years of postdoctoral experience. Fellowships will normally be held at UK institutions approved by the commissioners. Research should be carried out at a different institution from the one where the applicant conducted their PhD research. Approximately nine fellowships are available for up to three years, one of which is designated the Brunel fellowship for a project in an academic engineering environment. Each fellowship carries a stipend of £32,000 for the first year, and £33,500 for the second and third years. A London weighting of £4,000 per year is payable where appropriate. Fellows may also receive sums of up to £6,000 per year towards additional research costs, including travel to present at conferences. Final year fellows are also sponsored to attend a Royal Society communication skills course. Fellows can choose to have the status of self-employed visiting researchers at their host institution or become employed by that institution, if located in the UK.
    The deadline for applications is 18th February 2016
  • Bone Research Society, Barbara Mawer travelling fellowship
    The Bone Research Society invites applications for the Barbara Mawer travelling fellowship. This enables new investigators to spend time with another research group in order to learn a new technique related to bone diseases, or otherwise benefit from a specific expertise that is not available at their host institution.
    The deadline for applications is 19th February 2016
  • Science and Technology Facilities Council, Public engagement fellowships
    The Science and Technology Facilities Council invites applications for its public engagement fellowships. These enable highly skilled practitioners of public engagement to deliver a prolonged, thematic programme of public engagement and highlight the achievements of STFC science and technology.
    The deadline for applications is 25th February 2016
  • Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, Nuffield Council on Bioethics fellowship
    The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, in partnership with the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, invites applications for its fellowship. This fellowship enables a PhD student to work with POST on a three-month placement to produce a short briefing note on an area of public policy that raises bioethical issues. The fellow will be based at POST’s office in London. Postgraduate students registered for a PhD in a bioethics-related subject at a UK university are eligible to apply. The successful candidate will receive funding equivalent to their PhD stipend. Additional financial support is available to cover travel and accommodation costs if the successful candidate is based outside London. Total funding will be capped at £6,000.
    The deadline for applications is 26th February 2016
  • CRUK, Career development fellowship
    Cancer Research UK invites applications for its career development fellowship. This offers scientists support in setting up their first independent cancer research group. Applications will be considered from any area of CRUK’s funding remit, with the exception of drug discovery and clinical trials.
    The deadline for applications is 29th February 2016
  • CRUK, Senior cancer research fellowships
    Cancer Research UK invites applications for its senior cancer research fellowship. This enables scientists to establish or further develop an independent cancer research group. Applications are considered from any area of the CRUK’s funding remit, with the exception of drug discovery and clinical trials.
    The deadline for applications is 29th February 2016
  • National Council for Science and Technology, Mexico - International fellowships
    The National Council for Science and Technology and the Mexican Academy of Sciences invite applications for their international fellowships under the Newton International Collaboration programme. These enable early-career postdoctoral UK researchers to undertake research at a host institution or research institute in Mexico in the fields of natural sciences and engineering, medical sciences, social sciences and humanities.
    The deadline for applications is 29th February 2016
  • British Academy, Newton Advanced Fellowships - Brazil, China, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand
    The British Academy invites applications for the Newton advanced fellowships. These enable international researchers based in a country covered by the Newton Fund to establish and develop collaborations with the UK with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities. The skills and knowledge gained should contribute to advancing economic development and social welfare of the partner country. 
    The deadline for applications is 2nd March 2016
  • Academy of Medical Sciences, Newton international fellowship - China and India
    The Academy of Medical Sciences, in partnership with the Royal Society and the British Academy invites applications to the Newton international fellowships for India and China. This aims to support early career international researchers to undertake research in clinical or patient-oriented research at a host university or research institution in the UK.
    The deadline for applications is 9th March 2016
  • Leverhulme Trust, Early-career fellowships
    The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for its early-career fellowships. These enable early-career researchers to undertake a significant piece of publishable work and to advance to a more permanent academic position. The research may be in any subject area, with the exception of studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals, and research that is intended to inform clinical practice and the development of medical applications.
    The deadline for applications is 10th March 2016 at 4pm
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (Long Term)
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the leading research funding agency in Japan, established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science. The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Long Term) provides the opportunity for researchers based outside of Japan to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese universities and research institutions for visits of between 12 to 24 months. Eligible applicants should be citizens of the UK or EU and need to have finished their PhD at a UK university or research institution at the time of applying to start their fellowship in Japan or have obtained their PhD after 2nd April 2010. Eligible research fields are limited to natural sciences, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering science, agricultural and medical research (non-clinical only), scientific aspects of archaeology, geography, experimental psychology and the history of science. Applications for this fellowship should be submitted to The Royal Society as our nominating authority.
    The deadline for applications is 14th March 2016
  • Alzheimer's Society, Clinician and healthcare professionals training fellowships
    The Alzheimer’s Society invites applications for its clinician and healthcare professionals training fellowships. These enable practising professionals working in dementia health and care services to undertake study towards a higher research degree, usually a PhD, and to combine research and practice. Applicants should be working in dementia clinical and health services. Clinician applicants must have completed appropriate college membership exams before taking up the award, and allied health professionals and nurses should have completed their professional training and hold a master's degree, or an equivalent postgraduate research-oriented qualification. Professions with doctoral-level training should have completed the relevant qualification. The host institution must be in the UK.
    The deadline for applications is 18th March 2016
  • Alzheimer's Society, Junior fellowships
    The Alzheimer’s Society invites applications for its junior fellowships. These support postdoctoral researchers who have shown exceptional promise at the start of their research career. Applicants must have submitted their PhD at the point of application or be within four years since the date of PhD viva. Allowances are made for career breaks. Researchers who have combined research and practice must be within four years full-time equivalent of their PhD. The host institution must be in the UK. Applicants should not already be in open-ended, university-funded posts. Fellowships are worth up to £225,000 over three years full-time, which may include a period of study up to 12 months in another institute anywhere in the world. Alternatively the fellowship can be undertaken part time over four years. Funding covers salary, materials and consumables, administrative support and travel costs.
    The deadline for applications is 18th March 2016
  • Alzheimer's Society, Senior fellowships
    The Alzheimer’s Society invites applications for its senior fellowships. These support postdoctoral researchers or other successful researchers who wish to build on a number of successful years of dementia research, and who demonstrate ambition and potential to be independent investigators. Applicants must be within three to 10 years of their PhD viva. Allowances are made for career breaks. Researchers who have combined research and practice must be within 10 years full-time equivalent of their PhD. The host institution must be in the UK. Applicants should not already be in open-ended, university-funded posts. Fellowships are worth up to £400,000 over four years full-time or five years part-time, which can include a period of study up to 12 months in another institute anywhere in the world. Funding covers salary, materials and consumables, administrative support and £1,000 per year towards conferences and training.
    The deadline for applications is 18th March 2016
  • Federation of European Biochemical Societies
    These enable promising young students to visit an institution within the FEBS area in a country outside where they study. Awards are worth 3500 euros.
    The deadline for applications is 1st April 2016

  • 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
  • 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 12th April 2016
  • World Cancer Research Fund International, International fellowships
    The World Cancer Research Fund International invites applications for its international fellowships. These support postgraduates to attend the 6th international course in nutritional epidemiology, taking place in the School of Public Health, Imperial College London, from 5 to 16 September 2016. This advanced and interactive course also gives participants a solid grounding in the knowledge and skills required to work as a nutritional epidemiologist. By the end of the course participants are expected to be able to critically evaluate results from nutritional epidemiological studies, evaluate a diet-disease association and be aware of current developments in the field. MSc or PhD level students from all over the world may apply. The fellowship will cover the course fees.
    The deadline for applications is 15th April 2016
  • 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 2nd May 2016
  • 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 2nd May 2016
  • Wellcome Trust, Senior research fellowships in basic biomedical science
    The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its senior research fellowships in basic biomedical science. These support outstanding postdoctoral scientists based in academic institutions in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Candidates are expected to have an excellent track record in their scientific field and be able to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research. Applicants should have between seven and 12 years’ research experience at postdoctoral level or veterinary equivalent, and a substantial publication record in their chosen area of research in leading international journals.
    The deadline for applications is 24th May 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
  • British Society of Soil Science, David S Jenkinson fellowship
    The British Society of Soil Science invites applications for the David S Jenkinson fellowship. This supports scientists in furthering their academic endeavours by supporting international travel from the UK to a collaborating laboratory overseas in the field of soil science. The society aims to foster new collaborative relationships between UK-based soil scientists and internationally acclaimed research organisations and soil scientists.
    The deadline for applications is 31st July 2016

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