These enable early-career researchers to undertake a significant piece of publishable work and to advance to a more permanent academic position. The research may be in any subject area, with the exception of studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals, and research that is intended to inform clinical practice and the development of medical applications.
Fellowships may be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK. Applicants must not yet have held a full-time established academic post in a UK university or comparable UK institution.
All candidates must be within five years of their doctoral viva or have equivalent research experience by the time they take up the fellowship. They must also either hold a degree from a UK higher education institution at the time of taking up the fellowship or at the time of application hold an academic position, such as a fixed-term lectureship or fellowship, in the UK.
Approximately 100 fellowships are available. Each fellowship provides up to £24,000 per year to cover 50 per cent of the fellow’s total salary costs and may include research expenses of up to £6,000 per year. Fellowships are tenable for three years full time, but the trust may consider part time requests.