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
  • British Association for Cancer Research, Mid-career fellowships
    To provide funds to support travel to a laboratory, to enable the applicant to advance an on-going programme or facilitate a collaboration which may lead to new programmes of work. The fellowships are not intended to support attendance at a meeting.
    The deadline for applications is 28th February 2015
  • Cancer Research UK, Senior cancer research fellowship
    This enables scientists to establish or further develop an independent cancer research group. The fellowship is awarded for a period of six years and compromises salary costs for the fellow, two postdoctoral researchers, a technician and a PhD student, research expenses, and equipment costs of up to £50,000.
    The deadline for preliminary applications is 2nd March 2015
  • Leverhulme Trust, Early career fellowships
    Offering fifty per cent match-funding for the salary costs of three-year academic research position, the scheme enables early career researchers to undertake a significant piece of publishable work. Applicants must have a track record of research, but should not have held an established academic appointment. 
    The deadline for applications is 5th March 2015
  • Prostate Cancer UK, Career development fellowships
    Prostate Cancer UK Career Development Fellowships are awards of up to £750,000 to provide support for five years and is intended to provide researchers with their first chance to establish independence. The application must come from the prospective fellow and applicants will be expected to demonstrate the promise of becoming future research leaders and will have an excellent track record in their previous work. International applicants are welcome to apply but a host institution and mentor within the UK must be identified before applying.
    The deadline for applications is 11th March 2015
  • 2015 UK & Ireland L’Oreal- UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowships
    Applications for the L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science will open on 2nd February 2015. Four outstanding female post-doctoral scientists in the UK or Ireland will be granted a fellowship worth £15,000 each. The finalists will be selected by a panel of eminent scientists chaired by Professor Pratibha Gai, including Professor John Pethica FRS and Professor Anne Glover.
    The deadline for applications is 16th March 2015
  • Royal Society, Industry Fellowships
    This scheme is for academic scientists who want to work on a collaborative project with industry and for scientists in industry who want to work on a collaborative project with an academic organisation.
    The deadline for applications is 26th March 2015
  • Alzheimer's Society - Junior Fellowships
    Junior Fellowships are for post-doctoral researchers who have shown exceptional promise at the start of their research career. Applicants should demonstrate potential to be an independent researcher.  Fellowships are open to researchers from all disciplines, health and care professions, in line with Alzheimer’s Society's vision to increase capacity with depth and breadth across all disciplines involved in dementia research. 
    The deadline for applications is 27th March 2015
  • Alzheimer's Society - Senior Fellowships
    A Senior Fellowship is for post-doctoral or other successful researchers who wish to build on a number of successful years of dementia research, and who demonstrate the ambition and potential to be an independent investigator at the end of the award. 
    The deadline for applications is 27th March 2015
  • British Infection Association, Research Fellowship
    This funds trainees undertaking infection-related research in an academic centre in the UK, or appropriate UK-linked centre overseas. The fellowship is worth up to £70,000, which includes up to £55,000 of salary costs, and up to £15,000 of non-salary costs, and is tenable for one year.
    The deadline for applications is 31st March 2015
  • Arthritis Research UK, Foundation Fellowship
    Foundation fellowships are our early postdoctoral awards for basic scientists and non-medical PhD students (including nurse and allied health professionals, and veterinary surgeons). The awards aim to retain the best postdoctoral researchers in areas of research relevant to arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases and provide an opportunity for fellows to develop independent research ideas at an early stage in their career.
    The deadline for applications is 15th April 2015
  • 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 17th April 2015
  • Wellcome Trust, Sir Henry Dale fellowships
    This scheme is for outstanding postdoctoral scientists wishing to build their own UK-based independent research career addressing an important biomedical question. Research can 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 April 2015
  • Wellcome Trust, Senior Research fellowships in basic biomedical science
    This scheme provides support for clinical investigators to further develop their research potential and to establish themselves as leading investigators in clinical academic medicine.
    The deadline for applications is 17th April 2015
  • Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund, Intermediate research fellowships
    These aim to facilitate the careers of biomedical scientists by allowing them to gain experience in an international centre of excellence prior to establishing an independent research group of their own. The fellowship is tenable for up to four years, and support salary costs.
    The deadline for applications is 17th April 2015
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh, BBSRC enterprise fellowships
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Enterprise Fellowships aim to increase exploitation of ideas with commercial potential from BBSRC supported research.  The Enterprise Fellowships are designed to enable an individual to advance the commercialisation of existing research results or technological developments and are tenable for a period of one year.  The Fellowships enable the holder to concentrate on developing the commercial potential of their research, whilst also receiving formal training in relevant business skills.
    The deadline for applications is 27th April 2015
  • Company of Biologists, Travelling fellowships
    The Company of Biologists' journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science, The Journal of Experimental Biology,and Disease Models & Mechanisms(DMM) – offer fellowships of up to £2,500 or currency equivalent to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories. These are designed to offset the cost of travel and other expenses. There is no restriction on nationality. Applicants should be working in the field of the journal to which they apply and intend to visit another laboratory. Each application will be judged on the excellence of the candidate, and the importance and innovative quality of the work to be done.
    The deadline for applications is 30th April 2015
  • Leverhulme Trust, Visiting Professorships
    Awarded to UK institutions that wish to invite an eminent researcher from overseas to enhance the knowledge and skills of academic staff or the student body within the host institution. The scheme covers maintenance, travel expenses and research costs. Visiting Professorships last for between three and twelve months.
    The deadline for applications is 7th May 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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




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