To be eligible: 

  • 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).
  • 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. If you are unsure if your proposal is in an engineering area please contact the Programme Manager to check if you are eligible to apply.
  • These fellowships are aimed at early career researchers. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD no more than four years prior to the submission deadline (12 September 2016).
  • PhD students are eligible to apply, but must have been awarded their PhD before they start the fellowship or the offer will be withdrawn.
  • Research Fellows are required to devote all their working time to the fellowship and this must be your only source of employment.
  • The applicant must not hold a permanent academic position (lecturers are not eligible).
  • Fellowships must be held in UK universities and there are no nationality restrictions. For applicants from outside of the EU, the host institution will be responsible for securing the necessary work permits.
  • 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.
  • There is a limit on the number of applications each university can submit, applications which do not come within this limit will be rejected (see Application limit on the How to Apply page). The university is likely to have an internal selection process.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the potential to secure a permanent academic position through this fellowship and become a future research leader in their chosen field.
  • Any applications that are incomplete or do not adhere to the guidelines may be rejected.
  • Applicants who have applied to this scheme before and been unsuccessful are eligible to re-apply.
  • All Fellowships must commence between 1 September 2017 and 31 October 2017.