Applications are invited for the Royal Society University Research Fellowship 2022. This scheme is for outstanding scientists who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field.
These long term fellowships provide the opportunity and freedom to build an independent research career in the UK or Republic of Ireland and pursue cutting-edge scientific research.
Until this point, the University Research Fellowship (URF) has been a five year fellowship, with the option to apply for a three year extension. From the current round onwards, applicants will have the opportunity to submit a research proposal and costs for an eight-year fellowship. Costs for years six to eight will be subject to satisfactory progress and completion of a mid-fellowship checkpoint review at the start of year four. In addition to the change regarding the duration of the fellowships, the award value has also been updated with respect to previous rounds.
The scheme provides:
Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research and biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.
Those applying from Ireland (ROI) are funded by Science Foundation Ireland and will need to read the eligibility requirements in the specific scheme notes.
You can apply for this scheme if you:
The University Research Fellowship scheme is now open to applications. This round will close on September 6, 2022 at 3pm UK time.
Your application will go through the process detailed on the Making a grant application page. Overseen by one of their five research appointment panels based on your research area.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.