We are keen to support a limited 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.
Timescales: To allow time both for preparation and proper costing of the proposal, the process must start at least 20 working days before the deadline. All Fellowship proposals will be subject to a critical review by a member of academic staff as part of the submission process.
Deadlines: Each Fellowship has a different deadline, and these dates will be published on the relevant websites – see links below.
Pay Scales: 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 at UCL's HR site.
|Council||Call||Who can apply||Tenure|
|BBSRC||David Phillips Fellowship||Applicants should have between 3 and 10 years postdoctoral experience||Up to 5 years|
|BBSRC||Research Development Fellowships||Academic staff of a UK university with a minimum of 5 years in their current or similar post||1 – 3 years|
|ERC||Grants||Multiple grants available||Up to 5 years|
|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 Fellowship||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|
|Newton||International Fellowship||Early stage post-doctoral researchers||2 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||Research Fellowship||Researchers not in a tenured or otherwise long-term established post wishing to carry out an extended period of research on a specific project.||Up to 3 years|
|Wellcome||Senior Research Fellowship||Researchers with an excellent track record and able to demonstrate an ability to carry out independent research||5 years|
|Wellcome||Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship||Researchers in the final year of PhD studies or have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience||4 years|