General Advice

What is a fellowship?

A fellowship is a personal award which allows the recipient to establish or develop independence and leadership. It pays your salary and provides the time and resources to build a group and a network. Fellowships are prestigious awards and therefore highly competitive but there is a range of support available in the School and wider University.

Before applying for a fellowship there are a number of key considerations:

Eligibility Check the eligibility criteria. Do you hold the appropriate contract? Do you have the appropriate number of years of experience?
Experience Look at holders of the fellowship and compare your track record. Are there gaps and weaknesses?
Deadline Do you have time to write an excellent proposal?
Process Is there a quota on application numbers? Internal demand management? For schemes with demand management, it is likely that you will have recieved communication from the Director of Research or Head of Research Services. All demand managed calls can also be found here.