UCL's Research Fellowship Programmes seek to recruit the highest calibre early career researchers from across the globe, supporting them to become the research leaders of the future.
We welcome Fellowship candidates from the UK and overseas. UCL provides a highly supportive environment in which to develop your career and we currently host Fellows at all stages of career development.
Candidates wishing to select us as their host are advised to contact the relevant Dean of Faculty to discuss their application and confirm the eligibility requirements and application process, as these may vary.
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The UCL Excellence Fellowships Programme recruits exceptional early career clinical and non-clinical researchers from across the globe and supports them to establish their independent career and become the research leaders of the future. By providing salary, research funding and academic support, the programme provides a unique opportunity to nurture the highest calibre investigators to give them the kick start they need to become research leaders. This programme is overseen by SLMS leadership and managed by the SLMS Research Coordination Office.Find out more
|RAEng Research Fellowship||The programme is aimed to support outstanding early-career researchers, who have been awarded their PhD in the last four years and do not hold a permanent academic position, to enable them to become future research leaders in engineering. Find out more|
|Royal Society professor scheme|
This scheme is open to world-class researchers (scientists and engineers) of outstanding achievement.
Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. The Royal Society does not cover clinical medicine (such as patient orientated research and clinical trials), social sciences or humanities, other than when working in partnership with organisations.Find out more
Royal Commission 1851 fellows
1851 Research Fellowships are intended to give early career scientists or engineers of exceptional promise the opportunity to conduct a research project of their own instigation; an ultimate objective is to contribute to the knowledge base required for a healthy and innovative national culture. Around eight awards are made each year.Find out more
A range of schemes supporting Early Career Researchers, International fellowships, major research fellowships and Emeritus FellowsFind out more
|UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship|
Supporting Early Career Researchers to develop independent research careers for up to seven years; open to international researchers.Find out more
|Royal Society Fellowship|
Supporting Early Career Researchers within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.Find out more
These fellowships are for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK. Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. For a full list, please see the breakdown of subject groups and areas supported by the Royal Society.
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|Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship|
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships provide opportunities for experienced researchers to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in a European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe.More information
|Wellcome Senior Research Fellowship|
Senior Research Fellowships support independent researchers who want to tackle the most important questions in science and who are leaders in their field.
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|Wellcome Sir Henry Dale Fellowships|
This scheme provides support for postdoctoral researchers who aim to become independent scientists leading their own groups. The scheme is a partnership between the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust.
|Wellcome Principal Research Fellowships|
Long-term funding for researchers of international standing.Find out more
|Wellcome Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships|
Researchers in the final year of PhD studies or who have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience.
MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship
Develops outstanding medically and other clinically qualified professionals who have gained a higher research degree to establish themselves as independent researchers.Find out more
CRUK Clinician Scientist Fellowship
Supports excellent individuals to develop a clinical academic research career through a period of postdoctoral training
|CRUK Career Development Award||The Career Development Fellowship supports new group leaders who do not have a salaried independent position to establish their own independent research group. Find out more|
|CRUK Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship||The Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship supports excellent clinician scientists to develop independence and leadership in their field of academic research. Find out more|
|CRUK Senior Cancer Research Fellowship|
Aimed at established independent researchers. Supports group leaders to further develop their own research, within any area of Cancer Research UK’s funding remit, with the exception of clinical trials and drug discovery.Find out more
|Alzheimer's Research UK Fellowships|
Fellowships and funding are available for researchers at a range of points in their career, working on biomedical research in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
|Alzheimer's Society Junior Fellowships|
For post-doctoral researchers who have shown exceptional promise at the start of their research career, and demonstrate potential to be an independent researcher.
|Alzheimer's Society Senior Fellowships|
For post-doctoral or other successful researchers who wish to build on a number of successful years of dementia research and demonstrate the potential to be a leader in their research field.
|Alzheimer's Society Clinician and Healthcare Professionals Training Fellowships|
For practicing healthcare professionals working in dementia health who wish to study towards a higher research degree and develop a combined research and practice career.
|MQ Mental Health Fellows|
Supporting Early Career Reesearchers in mental health research.
|Dunhill Medical Trust Research Training Fellowships|
For practicing healthcare professionals who wish to pursue a research career in understanding age-related health issues and improving health and social care for older people, to enable them to study towards a higher research degree and develop a combined research and practice career.