To be eligible for a Research Fellowship:

  • Research Fellowships must be held at a UK Higher Education Institute in an engineering department or in a department that can show it is capable of fully supporting an engineering focussed research project and researcher.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to make contact with the host institution and gain the formal approval from the relevant Head of Department prior to submitting an application.
  • The proposed research project must be in an engineering subject area. Engineering is defined in its broadest sense, encompassing a wide range of diverse fields.
  • These Research Fellowships are aimed at early career researchers. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD no more than four years prior to the submission deadline, Monday 4 September 2017. If applicants have had maternity/paternity leave or other extenuating circumstances, this will be taken into consideration and negated if the relevant dates and detail are provided within the application.
  • PhD students are eligible to apply, but must have been awarded their PhD before they start the Research Fellowship or the offer will be withdrawn.
  • The applicant must not hold a permanent academic position (lecturers are not eligible).
  • Research Fellows are required to devote all their working time to the Research Fellowship and it must be the applicants only source of employment.
  • There are no nationality restrictions. The host institution will be responsible for securing all necessary work permits.
  • Applicants who have applied to this scheme before and were unsuccessful are eligible to re-apply.
  • All Research Fellowships must commence between 1 August 2018 and 30 November 2018.
  • There is a limit on the number of applications each host institution can submit and applications which do not come within this limit will be rejected (please read Application limit on the How to Apply page for more information). Institutions/universities are likely to have an internal selection process that applicants must find out about.
  • Any applications that are incomplete or do not adhere to the guidelines may be rejected.