We support a number of strong candidates in applying for Research Fellowships. If your profile and interests match our activities, we would be very interested to hear from you.
- When to apply
To allow time both for preparation and proper costing of the proposal, you must apply at least 20 working days before the deadline. All Fellowship proposals will be reviewed by a member of our academic staff as part of the submission process. Each Fellowship has a different deadline, and these dates will be published on the relevant websites (see links below).
- How to apply
Before applying, you must initially contact either the Head of Division or the Head of the Research Department where your interest lies.
You will need to agree your pay scale with your departmental sponsor. The lowest grade a Fellow can be costed at is Grade 7, Point 29 and it is normal that there is an additional spine point for every year of postdoctoral experience you have. So for a Fellow with one year of postdoctoral experience at the beginning of the Fellowship it will be grade 7, point 30. UCL pay scales can be found on UCL's HR site.
- List of Fellowships
Council Call Who can apply Tenure BBSRC Discovery Fellowships Researchers carrying out independent research within a host laboratory and looking to gain leadership skills Dependent on the grant EPSRC Open Fellowship Researchers with at least four years’ experience in a relevant field by the start of your fellowship. Up to 5 years ERC Grants Multiple grants available Up to 5 years ESRC Research grants and new investigator grants Grants available to fund individuals or research teams based at research organisations eligible for UKRI funding. Dependent on the grant Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships Researchers at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research 2 – 3 years Leverhulme Major Research Fellowships Well-established and distinguished researchers able to demonstrate scholarship at the highest level 2 – 3 years MRC Career Development Award Researchers with three to six years postdoctoral experience Up to five years MRC Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship Researchers with at least six years postdoctoral experience Up to five years NIHR Grants Multiple grants available 3 - 5 years Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship Researchers at an early stage of their career, designed to help to progress to a permanent position Up to 4 years Royal Society University Research Fellowship Researchers at an early to mid-stage of their career Initially for 5 years Wellcome Discovery Awards This scheme provides funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. Up to 8 years Wellcome Early Career Awards This scheme provides funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity. 5 years Wellcome Career Development Awards
This scheme provides funding for mid-career researchers from any discipline who have the potential to be international research leaders.
Up to 8 years