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
  • Health Foundation, Improvement Science fellowships
    The Health Foundation invites proposals for its improvement science fellowships. These aim to develop future leaders of improvement science research and practice in healthcare by funding post-doctoral fellows that conduct original, applied research dedicated to improving healthcare in the UK. Fellows will participate in a tailored leadership development programme including group sessions, action learning sets, individual coaching and the chance to work with international experts in this field.
    The deadline for applications is 5th July 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
  • CRUK, Career development fellowship
    This enables scientists to set up their first independent cancer research group in any area of CRUK’s funding remit, with the exception of drug discovery and clinical trials. The fellowship covers salary for one postdoctoral researcher and one technician, and associated running expenses and equipment costs of up to £25,000 over a maximum period of six years.
    The deadline for applications is 11th August 2016
  • CRUK, Senior cancer research fellowship
    This enables scientists to establish or further develop an independent cancer research group in any area of the CRUK’s funding remit, with the exception of clinical trials and drug discovery. The fellowship is awarded for a period of six years and comprises salary costs for the fellow, two postdoctoral researchers, a technician and a PhD student, running expenses, and equipment costs of up to £50,000.
    The deadline for applications is 11th August 2016
  • Alzheimer's Research UK, Preparatory clinical research fellowship
    This supports clinicians at various stages of training who are planning a career in academic medicine. The funding includes salary at the speciality registrar level or university scale equivalent, and a contribution of up to £20,000 over one year toward research, animal and travel costs.
    The deadline for applications is 5th October 2016
  • Wellcome Trust, Career re-entry fellowships in biomedical science
    The Wellcome Trust invites preliminary 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 10th October 2016
  • Wellcome Trust, Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships
    The Wellcome Trust invites preliminary 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 10th October 2016
  • Diabetes UK, RD Lawrence fellowship
    This enables a postdoctoral researcher to establish their independence in diabetes research. The fellowship is available for up to five years and covers salary expenses and materials and consumables costs of up to £15,000.
    The deadline for applications is 11th October 2016
  • Kidney Research UK, Postdoctoral non-clinical fellowships
    These enable postdoctoral scientists to specialise in renal research. Awards are for three years. Salary will be based on the appropriate university scale and will include an annual allowance for consumables, worth £15,000.
    The deadline for applications is 25th November 2016
  • Kidney Research UK, Senior fellowships - non-clinical
    These support non-clinical scientists who have conducted independent research in the renal field and wish to build on their history and reputation in this field, deepening their knowledge and experience. The maximum grant available is for a five year period. The salary should be based on the appropriate university scale and in addition an annual allowance of £24,000 is made for consumables costs.
    The deadline for applications is 25th November 2016
  • Parkinsons UK, Clinician researcher training fellowships
    These provide support for qualified health and social care professionals who wish to train in research relevant to Parkinson’s. Funding of up to £250,000 is available to support salary costs, research expenses and attendance at conferences or short courses.
    The deadline for applications is 7th December 2016
  • Parkinsons UK, Senior research fellowships
    These enable senior researchers to establish their own research group to study Parkinson's disease. Fellowships are initially worth up to £250,000 for three years, however award holders may apply for a further two years of funding.
    The deadline for applications is 7th December 2016

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