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Apply to be an independent engineering research fellow

We'll help you prepare your application for external funding opportunities and host your fellowship at Bath.

Contact our Associate Dean for Research for further information

Our research environment

At Bath, we are proud of our collaborative and supportive research community.


Why join us?

Professor Tina Düren explains why you should join the University of Bath as an engineering research fellow.


Expert help through the application process

We have a track record of supporting successful applications and several of our current researchers hold fellowships.


You'll receive expert help in developing and preparing your application including:

  • advice on how to prepare your bid
  • peer review of your proposal
  • help with preparing your financial documents
Professor Davide Mattia smiles in front of a powerpoint presentation on cellulose
‘There's a real atmosphere of innovation and application here. We are looking for research fellows that have a strong technical knowledge, as well as determination and commitment to their field of research.’
Professor Davide Mattia Associate Dean for Research

Fellowship opportunities

If you meet the requirements to apply for these fellowships, we'll support you through the application process.


EPSRC Fellowships

Deadlines: July and December

  • available in a variety of EPSRC priority areas at the levels of Postdoctoral (three years), Early Career (five years) and Established Career (five years)
  • no strict deadlines submit proposals by June (for December panel) and December (for June panel)

Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowships

Deadline: September

  • the Academy welcomes applications from early-career researchers worldwide who have been awarded their PhD in the last four years. The scheme provides funding for five years.

Royal Society University Research Fellowships (URFs)

Deadline: September

  • for early/mid-career stage (three to eight years postdoctoral experience) who do not have permanent position in EEA (European Economic Area)
  • must be EEA citizens or have EEA connection (e.g. postdoctoral position held)
  • five years with possibility for an extension of three years

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships

Deadline: November

  • five years’ funding to support flexible working for early career stage (no more than six years post PhD) who do not have permanent position in EEA (European Economic Area)
  • must be EEA citizens or have EEA connection (e.g. postdoctoral position)

Newton Fellowships

Deadline: March (sometimes different for particular countries)

  • run through British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society for non-UK citizens who are not already working in the UK
  • two year fellowships with possibility for follow-up funding for 10 years specific country deadlines

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Deadline: September

  • no limit on postdoc experience
  • must be working outside of the UK
  • need member of current staff to sponsor you

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

Deadline: February

  • two-year fellowships for recent PhDs (within two years of completion)

Leverhulme

Deadline: March

  • funding for three years for those with UK degree
  • PhD submitted and less than five years postdoctoral experience must not have permanent post in the UK

AXA

Deadline (for request to participate): October

  • two years' funding
  • PhD awarded within five years and not in a permanent position application made by the institution

L’Oreal Women in Science

Deadline: March

  • one year project costs to supplement salary

ERC Starting Grants

Deadline: February

  • up to five years’ funding for researchers with two to seven years of postdoctoral experience funds a team of researchers
  • extra funding for applicants moving from non-EU countries

ERC Consolidator Grants

Deadline: March

  • up to five years’ funding
  • for researchers with eight to 12 years of postdoctoral experience funds a team of researchers
  • extra funding for applicants moving from non-EU countries

ERC Advanced Grants

Deadline: June

  • up to five years’ funding for researchers with 10 year record of achievement at a senior level
  • funds a team of researchers
  • extra funding for applicants moving from non-EU countries

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to apply for a fellowship hosted by Bath, then contact our Associate Dean for Research.