Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunities

We aim to attract and retain the very best researchers in the field.

We have previously been successful in supporting a limited number of strong candidates in applying for STFC Advanced and Postdoctoral, RSE, RS, Marie Curie and EPSRC Research Fellowships.  Information about the various types of Fellowship, the application procedure and closing dates, can be found via the following links:

  • STFC Fellowships
    STFC no longer offer the Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme.
  • Scottish Enterprise/Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellowships
    Next Application deadline: Autumn 2019.
    The RSE Enterprise Fellowship is a leading business development and training programme for the Higher Education sector. It enables science and technology researchers to develop into successful and world-class entrepreneurs.
  • Royal Society University Research Fellowships
    Scheme expected to open for Applications July 2020.
    This scheme is for outstanding scientists who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field. The scheme offers you the opportunity to build an independent research career, focus on your own research with a limit on administrative and teaching duties, and hold your fellowship on a part-time basis to suit personal circumstances.
  • Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships
    Scheme expected to open for Applications September 2019.
    This scheme offers a recognised first step into an independent research career for outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances.
  • Marie Curie Fellowships
    Closing date for applications: 11 September 2019.
    The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions support researchers at all stages of their careers, regardless of age and nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support cooperation between industry and academia and innovative training to enhance employability and career development.
    Horizon 2020 funding may be available - click here for details. 
  • EPSRC Fellowships
    Various closing dates.
    See the EPSRC website for further information and to view current funding opportunities. 
  • Newton International Fellowships
    Scheme expected to open for Applications in 2020.
    These fellowships are for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK. This scheme is jointly run by the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society. Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. See the website for further details. 
  • Ernest Rutherford Fellowships
    Closing date for applications:  26 September 2019.
    The Ernest Rutherford Fellowships will enable early career researchers with clear leadership potential to establish a strong, independent research programme. They will encourage talented researchers in UK universities to remain in the country and at the same time attract outstanding overseas researchers to the UK.
  • University of Glasgow Lord Kelvin Adam Smith (LKAS) Fellowships
    The University of Glasgow has opportunities for talented researchers, from any discipline, who are either establishing their independent research career (LKAS Fellowships), are starting their first academic position (LKAS Readerships), or who are global leaders in their field (LKAS Professors). See the website for more information. 

If you are interested in applying for a Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Research Fellowship or Postdoctoral Research Award, or any other award, please contact Prof Tony Doyle.

Page updated 09.09.2019