Funding Opportunity: EPSRC Fellowships

epsrcEPSRC is inviting Outline Proposals for EPSRC Challenge Fellowships in the LWEC theme. Fellowships are offered at both the Postdoctoral Fellowship and Early Career Fellowship level.  Closing Date is January 2017. Themes: Energy, Engineering, ICT, Living with Environmental Change, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences.   Fellowships are available in a number of priority areas.  Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed on a rolling basis.


Funding Opportunity: Leverhulme Snr Fellowships

Royal Academy of Engineering’s Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships Scheme. This is the last call for this scheme and there is a high chance of success for applications which meet Academy standards.

RAEng / The Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships  As academics find their careers progressing into more senior roles they also find that their workload evolves to include more teaching and administrative responsibilities with less time to dedicate to research. The RAEng / The Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships aim to address this by allowing academics to concentrate on full time research by covering the salary costs of a replacement academic to cover teaching and administrative responsibilities for up to one year. Applications must be received by 4pm on Wednesday19 October 2016.


Funding Opportunity: British Academy

Postdoctoral Fellowships Outline Stage

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are three-year Fellowship awards made to an annual cohort of outstanding Early Career Scholars,  The aim of the British Academy in making these awards is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields.

Scheme Opens: 24th August 2016; Deadline for Applicants: 5th October 2016; Deadline for Institutional Approval: 6th October 2016; Deadline for Referees: 13th October 2016; Result of Outline Stage Announcement: January 2017


Funding Opportunity: British Academy & Leverhulme

BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships

The BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships are intended to enable established scholars, needing relief from teaching and administration, to have the time to bring to completion a significant piece of research, through sustained period of leave for one year.  Particular focus is on individuals who have laboured for a long period of time with little or no prospect of dedicating time towards their project or to produce what, in many cases, hopes to be a career defining work

Scheme Opens: 12th October 2016; Deadline for Applicants: 16th November 2016; Deadline for Institutional Approval: 17th November 2016; Deadline for Referees: 24th November 2016; Final Award Announcement expected: 31st March 2017; Earliest Award Start Date: 1st September 2017; Latest Award Start Date: 1st January 2018


Funding Opportunity: British Academy

British_Academy_logoMid-Career Fellowships Outline Stage

The British Academy intends, through this scheme of Mid-Career Fellowships, both to support outstanding individual  researchers with excellent research proposals, and to promote public understanding and engagement with humanities and social sciences.

Scheme Opens: 10th August 2016; Deadline for Applicants: 14th September 2016; Deadline for Institutional Approval: 15th September 2016;  Deadline for Referees: 22nd September 2016; Result of Outline Stage Announcement: December 2016



Funding Opportunity: Fellowships in South Africa

DST / NRF Fellowships for early career researchers 2017. Deadline Thursday, 30 June, 2016.

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the United Kingdom Academies (under the United Kingdom-South Africa Newton Fund) are inviting applications for 2017 Fellowships.  Find out more