This fellowship scheme allows early-career researchers to carry out high-quality innovative research that moves significantly beyond doctoral projects, in any area covered by AHRC. It provides the opportunity to develop experience and capabilities as research specialists and to undertake innovative and collaborative development activities.
- for early career researchers at eligible research organisations
- funding is available for projects with full economic costs of between £50,000 and £250,000 lasting between six months and two years
- research can be at various stages of development
Please note the announcement outlining changes to the research, development and engagement fellowships early career route. Notably the closure of the scheme on 29 March 2023 and the aims and objectives of this scheme will transfer to and will be incorporated within the new curiosity or catalyst awards opportunities.
In 2023 UK Research and Innovation will introduce a new grants system, the Funding Service, to replace the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system. This will impact how you apply to responsive mode opportunities. Find out more about the transition timeline and our pathway for change.