UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Research Fellowships

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.

To apply: The best initial approach is to contact either the Head of Division or the Head of the Research Department where your interest lies.   

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.

CouncilCallWho can applyTenure
BBSRC  David Phillips FellowshipApplicants should have between 3 and 10 years postdoctoral experienceUp to 5 years
BBSRC  Research Development FellowshipsAcademic staff of a UK university with a minimum of 5 years in their current or similar post1 – 3 years
ERC GrantsMultiple grants availableUp to 5 years
LeverhulmeEarly Career FellowshipsResearchers at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research2 – 3 years
LeverhulmeMajor Research FellowshipWell-established and distinguished researchers able to demonstrate scholarship at the highest level2 – 3 years
MRCCareer Development AwardResearchers with three to six years postdoctoral experienceUp to five years
MRCSenior Non-Clinical FellowshipResearchers with at least six years postdoctoral experienceUp to five years
NewtonInternational FellowshipEarly stage post-doctoral researchers2 years
NIHRGrantsMultiple grants available 3 - 5 years
Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin FellowshipResearchers at an early stage of their career, designed to help to progress to a permanent positionUp to 4 years
Royal Society University Research FellowshipResearchers at an early to mid-stage of their careerInitially for 5 years
Wellcome Research FellowshipResearchers 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
WellcomeSenior Research FellowshipResearchers with an excellent track record and able to demonstrate an ability to carry out independent research5 years
WellcomeSir Henry Wellcome FellowshipResearchers in the final year of PhD studies or have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience4 years