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
  • 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.
  • Wellcome Trust, Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science
    This scheme provides support for outstanding postdoctoral scientists based in academic institutions in the UK and Republic of Ireland (RoI). 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.
    The deadline for applications is 19th September 2014 at 5pm
  • Royal Society, Industry Fellowships
    These enable an academic scientist to work on a collaborative project with industry or someone employed in industry to work on a collaborative project with a university department or non-profit research organisation. The fellowship supports a period of up to two years and covers the fellow's basic salary during the secondment and research expenses of up to £2000 per year.
    The deadline for applications is 30th September 2014
  • NERC Independent research fellowships in Bioinformatics
    The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) invites applications for NERC Independent Research Fellowships in the priority area of Bioinformatics to deliver part of NERC Mathematics & Informatics for Environmental Omic Data Synthesis (Omics) research programme. The aim of these fellowships is to develop scientific leadership among the most promising early-career scientists, by giving all Fellows five years' support, which will allow them sufficient time to develop their research programmes, and to establish international recognition.
    The deadline for applications is 1st October 2014 at 4pm
  • NERC Independent research fellowships
    The NERC Independent Research Fellowship (IRF) Scheme is designed to develop scientific leadership among the most promising early-career environmental scientists, by giving all fellows five years' support, which will allow them sufficient time to develop their research programmes and to gain international recognition. As part of this scheme, NERC will expand its fellowship networking and training activities, working with host institutions, to support the development of future leaders in NERC science.
    The deadline for applications is 1st October 2014 at 4pm
  • Wellcome Trust, Career re-entry fellowships in Biomedical Science
    These support postdoctoral scientists who have recently decided to recommence a scientfic research career after a break of at least two years. Fellowships are tenable for two to four years and cover a salary, research expenses and public engagement costs, as well as modest requests for equipment and funding for re-training.
    The deadline for applications is 6th October 2014
  • 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 laboratories 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 6th October 2014
  • Arthritis Research UK - Senior Research Fellowships
    Applicants should normally have between 6 and 12 years' postdoctoral research experience and proven ability in establishing an independent research programme, substantiated by publications in international journals and the award of peer-reviewed grants.
    The deadline for applications is 8th October 2014
  • Potato Council Fellowship Scheme
    The Potato Council is currently seeking applications for its newly established Fellowship Scheme, which is included in the current R&D strategy. The aim is to help develop key research and technical skills within the industry. The Fellowship Scheme will be an integral part of the R&D strategy and it is expected that three Fellowships will be awarded during the next three years.
    The deadline for applications is 10th October at noon
  • BBSRC David Phillips Fellowships
    Aimed at scientists who have demonstrated high potential and who wish to establish themselves as independent researchers. Awards are for 5 years, up to 5 are available, and include personal salary and a significant research support grant. Applications are welcome from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
    The deadline for applications is 5th November 2014 at 4pm
  • BBSRC Translational Fellowships
    Aimed at Early career researchers from academia or industry who have demonstrated high potential, and who wish to establish an independent academic career focused on the translation of fundamental bioscience research. The current call will support the translation of basic plant science into crop science research. Awards are for 5 years.
    The deadline for applications is 5th November 2014 at 4pm
  • Wellcome Trust, Sir Henry Dale Fellowships
    For outstanding postdoctoral scientists wishing to build their own UK-based independent research career addressing an important biomedical question.
    The deadline for applications is 21st November 2014 at 5pm
  • Wellcome Trust, Research Career Development Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science
    This scheme provides an opportunity for postdoctoral scientists from across the remits of the Trust's funding streams to become independent research scientists and undertake high-quality research in an eligible Republic of Ireland institution. The awards will be made in partnership with the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Health Research Board (HRB).
    The deadline for applications is 21st November 2014 at 5pm
  • Parkinson's UK - Senior Research Fellowships
    Senior research fellowships are for people who want to specialise in Parkinson's research by establishing their own research group. Senior research fellowships are initially offered for up to £250,000 for 3 years. Funding can cover the cost of the applicant's salary, appropriate start-up and running costs or support for additional research assistance such as a technician or research assistant.
    The deadline for applications is 4pm on 3rd December 2014

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