UCL Division of Biosciences


Clone of Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment Fellowships

The UCL Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment (GEE) is a dynamic, research-active department, and we encourage young scientists to join us on externally funded fellowships.

Why GEE and UCL for your fellowship?

  • Our support for fellows through our fellowship mentoring scheme and networking events.
  • We provide a stimulating environment for research, with several of our institutes and research centres focused on broad topics in ecology and evolution.
  • The support we offer through the application process, providing feedback in developing your project, refining your application and preparing for your interview.
  • GEE fellows at all levels benefit from active mentoring to help you to successfully develop your career.
  • GEE staff include current fellows and many established researchers who started their careers on fellowships, all of whom will be able to share their experience in the development of applications.

Explore our institutes and research centres 

Types of fellowships available

Depending on the type of fellowship you are aiming for, there are two different processes to follow. If you are unsure which type of fellowship is right for you, take a look at examples of the different schemes and the eligibility criteria below. 

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Junior Postdoctoral Fellowships

For junior postdoctoral fellowships, we recommend you get in contact with a GEE academic in a relevant research area. They are best placed to advise you on how they and their research group could support you.


Independent Fellowships

Independent fellowship are suitable for researchers with some postdoctoral experience who are ready to start up their own independent research programme. UCL has a policy to provide successful senior fellowship holders with permanent position.

Hear from current Research Fellows

John Labbadia

john labbadia
"The best thing about being a Fellow in GEE is the diversity of research and expertise that you are surrounded by. This opens avenues for interesting collaborations and means you regularly learn about areas of biology that are outside your own field."


Garrett Hellenthal

Garrett Hellenthal
"GEE set me up with a low teaching and admin load, enabling me to focus on building a research team and publication record, which was essential for securing additional funding and a proleptic appointment."