University of Bath

University of Bath Prize Fellowships

We look for early career researchers with the potential to become research leaders.

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The University of Bath Prize Fellowship Scheme offers a fast track route to a permanent appointment

We have Fellowship opportunities in the Faculty of Engineering & Design.

Become a rising research star

Our Prize Fellowship Scheme nurtures your research career and fast-tracks you to a permanent appointment at Bath. This managed scheme offers you a supportive environment to pursue top-level research and reach your potential as a future academic leader in your field.

As a Prize Fellow, you must:

  • hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • be able to conduct high-quality research as an independent researcher
  • have demonstrated potential to attract research funds
  • have an emerging publication track record in high-quality academic journals
  • have the potential to develop international research links
  • be able to promote research in the discipline, including public engagement
  • contribute to advanced undergraduate teaching and supervision, training and research of postgraduate students

Prize Fellowships job description

Our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and current Prize Fellows talk about the fellowships

Join our supportive research community

We have Fellowship opportunities in the Faculty of Engineering & Design.

Other departments which have had Fellowship opportunities where our research already excels, include:

As a Prize Fellow, your work will strengthen our research capacity and build on our outstanding performance in REF 2014.

Read more about our research impact

Fast-track to a permanent appointment

Your role will include teaching, making grant bids, developing international links and taking part in public engagement.

You will spend the first two years in the scheme as a Research Fellow (Grade 8). If your performance meets our standards, you will then transfer to a permanent academic contract as a probationary Lecturer (Assistant Professor). After three successful years as a probationary Lecturer, we will confirm your appointment as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader (Associate Professor).

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Prize Fellowships are available in the Faculty of Engineering & Design.

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Be part of a leading university

Being ranked in the top five of the UK's universities and colleges by the Guardian University Guide is testament to being one of the UK's leading universities, with an international reputation for the quality of our research and teaching.

We are very much a people organisation and value the contributions made by all our staff, in both academic and supporting roles.

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Equality and diversity

The University is committed to equality and diversity of employment, education and service provision. We have received a bronze award from the Athena SWAN Charter scheme (Scientific Women's Academic Network), which recognises and celebrates good practice towards the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all.

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The University is recognised for excellence in STEMM employment in higher education

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Women in science, technology and engineering

We are also a member of the Women In Science and Engineering (WISE campaign).

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We support the Women In Science and Engineering (WISE campaign)