Fellowship funding opportunities

Fellowships are offered by numerous funding bodies and charities, and at all career levels.

Details of schemes will be available from this page as they are announced. If you are interested in a particular scheme, and it is not listed below, please contact Sara Lockett

Fully funded fellowships

You should contact a member of school academic staff appropriate to your research proposal well in advance of the deadline to discuss the support we can offer you when developing your proposal and to familiarise yourself with the School and University research environment.  If you are interested in applying to any of the following Fellowship schemes please contact your Research Support Officer (if you are currently in The University of Manchester) or researchsupport-chemistry-physics-eaes@manchester.ac.uk a minimum of two weeks before the deadline and a member of the Research Support Services team will assist you with your proposal submission.

EPSRC Fellowships Open call

The EPSRC Fellowship aims to provide greater support to the aspiring and current world-leading individuals who are delivering the highest quality research to meet UK and global priorities. Through links to our strategic priorities and focussing on areas where growth is required, Fellowships develop the next generation of researchers with the greatest potential across the postdoctoral, early and established career stages.

BBSRC David Philips Fellowships  11 May 2017

David Phillips Fellowships (DPF) provide support for researchers wishing to establish their first independent research group. Awards are for five years and include personal salary and a significant research support grant to enable fellows to establish their own independent research group.
It is expected that up to five fellowships will be awarded, each at a value of up to £1M (80% fEC).

Future Leader Fellowships 11 May 2017
The Future Leader Fellowship (FLF) will provide support for researchers wishing to undertake independent research and gain leadership skills. Awards are for three years and it is expected that around 12 fellowships will be awarded, each at a value of up to £300k. 

Partly funded fellowships

You should contact a member of school academic staff appropriate to your research proposal well in advance of the deadline to discuss the School research environment and support we can offer you when developing your proposal.  An expression of interest should be submitted to Sara Lockett 4 weeks before the deadline for consideration by the Head of School, Director of Research and relevant academic staff member.  Expressions of interest should include a 2 page CV and a 1 page proposal summary which provides a brief background to the fellowship, details of methodology and approach and any other relevant information. 

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowships 16 February 2017
Research Fellowships in Science and Engineering are intended to give scientists or engineers of exceptional promise the opportunity for early independence with the objective of contributing to the knowledge base required for a healthy and innovative national culture. Applicants must have less than 3 years post doc experience.  8 awards are available per year. Candidates proposing projects in applied science and engineering are particularly encouraged to apply 
The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships 2 March 2017
The Fellowships are intended to assist those at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, and it is hoped that the appointment would lead to a more permanent position for the individual, either within the same or another institution. The objective is for Fellows to undertake a significant piece of publishable research during the tenure of the award, and the project put forward should therefore not be a reworking or mere extension of the candidate’s doctoral research project. 
The Royal Society JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship 7 March 2017
The Scheme - funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science provides the oppurtunity for highly qualified young researchers to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese Institutions.

The scheme provides subsistence funding as well as a settling-in allowance, a return air ticket and insurance cover. The Japanese host institution may also apply for a research grant of up to ¥1.5 million per year.

JSPS will provide funding for visits of 12-24 months.
Newton International Fellowships 22 March 2017
The Newton International Fellowship scheme offers funding support for two years at UK research institutions. The grant provides £24K p.a. to cover subsistence, £8K p.a. to cover research expenses and up to £2K relocation expenses. The long-term aim of the scheme is to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK.
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