The things you must do before you start your application for a fellowship:
- check that your theme is open for post-doctoral fellowships applications. If you are not sure, contact the relevant portfolio manager or theme fellowship coordinator
- read the fellowship application guide (PDF, 344KB).
You must apply using the Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S).
We are always open for applications for fellowships.
When applying, select ‘New document’, then:
- council: EPSRC
- document type: fellowship proposal
- scheme: EPSRC fellowship
- call, type or mode: EPSRC post-doctoral fellowship.
Consider which options apply to your application from the list below and copy and paste into the keywords box:
- discovery science
- technical skills
Your application should include the following attachments:
- case for support (nine pages, seven on the scientific case and two on the non-technical aspects (to cover the non-scientific elements of the assessment criteria) of your application.
- work plan (one page)
- host organisation statement (two pages)
- justification of resources (two pages)
- narrative CV and track record (four pages) for the fellowship candidate only (see template).
- project partner letters of support from all project partners included in the Je-S form (no page limit), noting that:
- additional letters of support are not permitted on fellowship applications
- where applicants are collaborating with other departments at the host organisation this should be included in the host organisation statement.
- technical assessments for facilities listed as needing one in the Je-S guidance (no page limit)
- cover letter (no page limit), which will not be seen by peer reviewers
You should attach your documents as PDFs to avoid errors and use single-spaced 11 Arial or similar sans serif typeface.
We recommend you start your application in good time. You can save completed details in Je-S at any time and return to continue your application later.
When you submit the application, it will first go to your host organisation for review.
See the Je-S handbook for full advice on completing applications.
You can find more details about the application process in our:
We will fund 80% of the full economic costs of your project. You may request funding for your salary, equipment and other items required to carry out the project, costs related to impact, and travel and subsistence.
See our guidance on completing your application.
UKRI is implementing a standard method for inputting overseas costs on Je-S from 1 July 2021. This will enhance UKRI’s ability to report on overseas funding to:
- the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD)
- other government departments.
It includes any costs incurred by organisations outside the UK, including:
- staff salaries
- travel and subsistence
The ‘Other-DI Costs’ document is to contain the following data in the description box in this exact format: ‘Organisation; Country; Cost Category; Cost Description’.
For example: ‘University of Nairobi; Kenya; Other Directly Incurred Costs; Subcontracting of the production of samples’.