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
  • Royal Society Industry fellowships
    The Royal Society, in collaboration with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Rolls-Royce, invites applications for its industry fellowships. These enable academic scientists to work on collaborative projects with industry, or individuals employed in industry to work on collaborative projects with university departments or non-profit research organisations. The scheme covers all subjects within the life and physical sciences, including engineering but excluding medicine.
    The deadline for applications is 31st 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
  • Wellcome Trust, Research career development fellowships in basic biomedical science
    The Wellcome Trust, the 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. Applicants should have a relevant connection to the European Economic Area, are expected to have science or mathematical qualifications, and must be no more than seven years from the date of their PhD viva. They must identify a host institution in the Republic of Ireland. Those planning to undertake fieldwork or research in a low- or middle-income country may require an additional sponsor in the overseas institution.
    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
  • BBSRC, David Phillips fellowships
    The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council invites applications for the David Phillips fellowships. These support researchers who wish to establish their first independent research group in any area of science within the council’s remit, which includes research on plants, microbes, animals, and tools and technology underpinning biological research. 
    The deadline for applications is 12th 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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