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Daphne Jackson fellowship

These fellowships are for those looking to return to a research career after a break. Fellowships combine a personalised retraining programme with a challenging research project. They are flexible, usually lasting two years at 0.5 full-time equivalent, although some UKRI funders may award longer.

Researching ME/CFS: highlight notice

Apply for funding to research myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as ME/CFS.

Researching motor neurone disease: highlight notice

Apply for funding to research motor neurone disease (MND).

You can get funding through any:

  • grants from MRC research boards or panels
  • MRC fellowships

You should apply through the existing funding opportunity that is most relevant to your science area and career stage.

Renewal scheme for current Future Leaders Fellows

Successful applicants to the Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) scheme have the opportunity to extend their four-year fellowship by up to a further three years.

This funding opportunity is available to current FLF award holders only and should be a continuation of the original FLF fellowship.

International Fellowships for Doctoral and Early Career Researchers 2024

Apply to undertake a funded fellowship at an international cultural institution.

You must be either:

  • a PhD student currently funded by AHRC (or ESRC for specific opportunities)
  • an early career researcher based at a UK research organisation eligible for AHRC funding

EPSRC open fellowships Dec 2023: responsive mode

These are personal, career development focused awards.

You must have either:

  • a PhD and some years of additional research experience
  • more than four years experience in a relevant field by the start of your fellowship

We have postdoctoral fellowships for earlier career researchers.

EPSRC open plus fellowships Dec 2023: responsive mode

Personal, career development focused awards.

You must have either:

  • a PhD and some years of additional research experience
  • more than four years experience in a relevant field by the start of your fellowship

These fellowships have an additional focus on enhancing the research environment and culture.

EPSRC postdoctoral fellowships Dec 2023: responsive mode

You must have either:

  • a PhD
  • at least four years experience in a relevant field by the start of your fellowship

Candidates with more research experience may prefer to apply for the open fellowship or open plus fellowship.

This early career opportunity is only open in selected research areas.

Enhance the use of research evidence and expertise in UK Parliament

Apply for funding to carry out a fellowship as a Thematic Research Lead to facilitate and enhance the use of research evidence and expertise in UK Parliament.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for ESRC funding.

EPSRC quantum technologies career acceleration fellowships

Early career researchers (ECR)’s can apply for funding to accelerate their careers to become world-leading researchers who will:

  • champion a vibrant and networked UK research community
  • support innovation activities needed for growth in this sector

You must be hosted by an eligible UK research organisation.

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