The department is very happy to support excellent candidates for EPSRC, Royal Society, ERC and other selected fellowships.

Ramsay Memorial Fellowship 2021

Sir William Ramsay was a Professor of Inorganic and General Chemistry at UCL from 1887-1913 and Britain's very first recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, in 1904, for his discovery of the noble gases. The Ramsay Memorial Fellowship is designed for early career researchers.

The Department of Chemistry welcomes expressions of interest from exceptional postdoctoral chemists who have already gained some research experience and are looking to initiate a programme of original and independent research. 
Please note candidates must have submitted their PhD thesis by 31 December 2021 to be eligible.

To prepare an expression of interest, we will need:

  • Your academic CV
  • Research proposal (including working title, summary, objectives, scientific and societal impact, and methodology)
  • Cover letter (including why you’ve chosen UCL, any specific facilities you would use, the name of a potential mentor, and details of co-sponsor if not UCL)

Please send these documents in an email entitled ‘Ramsay Fellowship 2021 Expression of Interest’ to research.chem@ucl.ac.uk. UCL’s deadline for receiving expressions of interest is Sunday 10 October at 11:59pm.

EPSRC, ERC and other selected fellowships

Interested candidates are requested to contact Professor Stefan Howorka (s.howorka@ucl.ac.uk) approximately three months before the intended submissions deadline with a two page summary or a complete research proposal, a copy of their CV and a letter outlining why they think UCL Chemistry is the place to pursue their research.

Before you contact us, please make sure you satisfy the eligibility criteria for the fellowship you intend to apply for.

An internal panel composed of members of the Research Committee will then consider the applicants and select which to support. Selected candidates will be provided with an internal mentor, may be provided examples of successful proposals and will be assisted in the costing of their proposal by our Research Administration Officer.



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Fellowship Coordinator:
Professor Stefan Howorka
Email: s.howorka@ucl.ac.uk