Fellowships

This list is not exhaustive and there are other opportunities that will be circulated when they arise. All details of schemes will be available from this page as they are announced. If you are interested in a particular scheme, and it is not listed below, please contact Dr Abbie Jones.

Fully funded fellowships

If you are interested in applying to any of the following schemes, please contact your Research Support Officer (if you are currently at The University of Manchester) a minimum of two weeks before the deadline. 

SchemeDeadline
EPSRC Fellowships Open call

The EPSRC Fellowship aims to provide greater support to the aspiring and current world-leading individuals who are delivering the highest quality research to meet UK and global priorities. Through links to our strategic priorities and focussing on areas where growth is required, Fellowships develop the next generation of researchers with the greatest potential across the postdoctoral, early and established career stages.

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed on a rolling basis at a prioritisation panel after postal peer review (this can take a minimum of 4 months). Advised submission for Physical Sciences is Early May / End of September / End of December. Panel dates are Early September / End of January / End of April

Partly funded fellowships

Prospective applicants to the following schemes will need to contact Dr Abbie Jones a minimum of 4 weeks before the deadline to express interest. Applicants will be required to provide a CV and 1 page application summary for consideration by the Head of School and Director of Research before an application can be submitted. 

SchemeDeadline
The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships March 2018 (TBC)
The Fellowships are intended to assist those at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, and it is hoped that the appointment would lead to a more permanent position for the individual, either within the same or another institution. The objective is for Fellows to undertake a significant piece of publishable research during the tenure of the award, and the project put forward should therefore not be a reworking or mere extension of the candidate’s doctoral research project. 
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowship fund Annual scheme
Research Fellowships in Science and Engineering are intended to give scientists or engineers of exceptional promise the opportunity for early independence with the objective of contributing to the knowledge base required for a healthy and innovative national culture. Applicants must have less than 3 years post doc experience.  8 awards are available per year. Candidates proposing projects in applied science and engineering are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications will open in October.
Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships Annual scheme
The School of MACE welcomes RAEng Research Fellowship applications and in the first instance, we would welcome you to contact the Director of Research (Dr Tim Stallard) or Deputy Director of Research for Research grant income (Dr Abbie Jones). The RAEng fellowship scheme is designed to promote excellence in engineering. They provide support for high-quality engineers and encourage them to develop successful academic research careers. Applications are welcomed from outstanding early-career researchers who are about to finish their PhD or have been awarded their PhD in the last four years. The scheme provides funding for five years to encourage the best researchers to remain in the academic engineering sector. Please see the Faculty funding planner for further information on key dates: Funding Scheme Planner. Should you have difficulty accessing the Funding Scheme planner please contact hospa.mace@manchester.ac.uk. 
The Royal Society JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship March 2018 (TBC)

The Scheme - funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science provides the opportunity for highly qualified young researchers to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese Institutions.

The scheme provides subsistence funding as well as a settling-in allowance, a return air ticket and insurance cover. The Japanese host institution may also apply for a research grant of up to ¥1.5 million per year.
 
JSPS will provide funding for visits of 12-24 months.
Newton International Fellowships  March 2018 (TBC)

The Newton International Fellowship scheme offers funding support for two years at UK research institutions. The grant provides £24K p.a. to cover subsistence, £8K p.a. to cover research expenses and up to £2K relocation expenses. The long-term aim of the scheme is to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK.

The scheme is expected to open to applications in January 2018.

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