An overview of EPSRC Fellowships

EPSRC Open and OpenPlus fellowships support talented and ambitious researchers to deliver research excellence and lead our research base in evolving towards a modern working culture.

Our fellowships provide applicants with the flexibility and freedom to design a package that fits their career ambitions, research needs and personal development requirements.

Your project can focus on discovery science, innovation, instrumentation/technique development or software engineering, or a combination of these. Applications for Open Fellowships can be across any topic in the EPSRC portfolio. OpenPlus Fellowships enable elements of technical, skills, personal and professional development. Post-doctoral opportunities will vary across our themes as detailed within the application guidance document.

You can apply for up to three years of support for post-doctoral awards, and up to five years of support for open awards. We will also allow fellowships over shorter periods. You can spend between 50% and 100% of your time on a fellowship. If you want to work part-time, you can hold your EPSRC fellowship part-time as well, at a minimal level of 50% FTE. In these circumstances, the duration of your fellowship can be extended pro rata.

We will also run calls that can be found in the UKRI Funding finder, including:

  • Post-doctoral fellowships
  • Open fellowships
  • Synthetic biology Post-doctoral fellowships.

Last updated: 29 June 2022

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