Research Council funded Fellowships

We welcome applications for fellowships sponsored by research councils and other funding bodies to be supported by the Department of Mathematics of UCL.

If you are interesting in applying, please feel free to contact a member of staff working in your subject area for discussions. To apply, please send an e-mail to fellowship_X AT where X is the biggest single digit prime number. Your e-mail must contain the following documents as PDF file attachments:

- CV (max 2 pages, plus 1 page containing names and e-mail addresses of three referees)

- publication list (max 2 pages)
- past research and research proposal (max 2 pages)

1. Please check your eligibility to apply with the relevant funding body.
2. The Departmental deadline for receipt of applications for fellowships with a closing date is 6 weeks before that closing date.

Please indicate the Fellowship scheme for which you want to be supported. You will be contacted after the internal departmental selection process to inform you of the outcome of your application. If successful, we will support your Fellowship Application to the relevant funding body. This includes support in writing your grant application, an internal evaluation of the grant proposal with feedback and checking various council specific requirements.

EPSRC Fellowships
EPSRC’s Capability and Challenge Themes have gone through an initial exercise of prioritising the areas in which fellowships will be offered. This will be an ongoing process and priority areas will be updated on a regular basis throughout the Delivery Plan period.

EPSRC will NOT accept applications in areas outside of those identified.

Applicants should refer to the thematic programme priorities for additional details on the research areas we wish to appoint fellows in.

Please note, the EPSRC fellowship scheme has no closing dates for the submission of applications. If you are planning of applying for a fellowship with us, please get in touch.


EPSRC Doctoral Prize

''The EPSRC Doctoral Prize scheme supports fellowships of two years’ duration for exceptional researchers who have recently finished an EPSRC-funded PhD. UCL has approximately 10 awards to make every year. Calls for applications are held every 6 months with closing dates in December and June. Students from other institutions who meet the eligibility criteria may also apply to join UCL under this scheme.


European Research Council (ERC) funding schemes

The ERC offers various funding schemes which are open to top researchers of any nationality or age who wish to carry out their research in the EU. There are three ERC core funding schemes and two additional schemes. They are aimed at researchers at different stages in their careers.

Of particular interest are two of those schemes:

ERC Starting Grants which are for researchers 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD and offers funding for up to 5 years.

ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or programme. This is for researchers with over 7 and up to 12 years of experience since completion of PhD. Funding is offered for up to 5 years.

It should be pointed out that writing an ERC grant proposal is a substantial time commitment which should not be taken lightly.

NERC Fellowships
The Natural Environment Research Council Fellowship scheme provides opportunities for outstanding environmental scientists to devote their time to:

* research
* develop their research careers
* produce work of international importance

NERC Council has decided to streamline the provision of responsive mode Fellowships into a single scheme - the NERC Independent Research Fellowships (IRFs) - that will replace the previous schemes (Postdoctoral Fellowships and Advanced Fellowships).

STFC Fellowships

Ernest Rutherford Fellowships

The Ernest Rutherford Fellowship scheme was announced on 29 March 2011. 
The 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. This new scheme replaces and builds on STFC's Advanced Fellowship programme.

Each Fellowship will last for five years, with 12 being offered annually. Fellows will receive support for their salary and be able to bid for significant additional funds to support their research. When the scheme reaches its full cohort of 60 Ernest Rutherford Fellows in 2016, the funds available for this additional research support will total £3M per year.

Royal Society
The Royal Society has various fellowship schemes, including the highly prestigious five year University Research Fellowships and the two year Newton International Fellowships, among others.

- Royal Society University Research Fellowships
- Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships
- Newton International Fellowships

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 offers major awards to scientists and engineers for research, development and design. Its aims are to support education for the benefit of productive industry. 

LMS Grace Chisholm Young Fellowships

The London Mathematical Society offers two fellowships each year to mathematicians who need support when their mathematical career is interrupted by family responsibilities, relocation of partner, or other similar circumstance.

Click here for further information regarding these LMS Fellowships