The ICG welcomes candidates interested in applying for research fellowships to be held in Portsmouth. A variety of potential fellowships are available, including Royal Society University Research Fellowships, Ernest Rutherford Fellowships (STFC), Marie Curie (EU) fellowships, and possibly national fellowships from the candidate’s country of origin. Expressions of interest for fellowships should be addressed to an ICG staff member with a connection to the proposed research.
We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth is member of the Athena SWAN charter and an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.
Ernest Rutherford Fellowships
Ernest Rutherford Fellowships are five year fellowships funded by the STFC (formerly STFC Advanced Fellowships). The STFC deadline is September 2020. They are open to candidates of any nationality, but each institution is limited in the total number of applications it can support. The ICG will review potential applicants’ CVs and research proposals to determine which candidates it will support. Candidates should send a statement of interest, which may include their CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, and by 31st July 2020 for full consideration.
STFC encourages applications from those returning after a career break. They may submit applications in excess of the quota allocated to each department.
For further information see http://www.stfc.ac.uk/funding/fellowships/ernest-rutherford-fellowship
Royal Society University Research Fellowships
Royal Society University Research Fellowships are five year fellowships (renewable for up to ten years in total) open to citizens of all nationalities. The Royal Society deadline is 3 September 2020. If interested in applying, please contact an ICG staff member with a connection to the proposed research. Alternatively, if also applying for an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship. please follow the instructions above and indicate that you would also like to apply for a Royal Society University Research Fellowship with us.
For further information see https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/university-research/
Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships
Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships offer a recognised first step into an independent research career for outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances, such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues. The Royal Scociety Deadline for applications is 10 November 2020. If interested in applying, please contact an ICG staff member with a connection to the proposed research.
For further information see https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/dorothy-hodgkin-fellowship/
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie scheme includes Individual Fellowships intended to add significantly to the development of the best and most-promising researchers active in Europe. These are for trans-national researchers, including researchers coming to Europe and those moving within Europe. The deadline for the next round of Individual Fellowhips is September 9, 2020. If interested in applying, please contact an ICG staff member with a connection to the proposed research.
Brexit does not affect the eligibility of UK nationals and/or UK institutes to apply for, or to act as a host for Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions in the 2020 round of applications.
For more information on the current round of Individual Fellowships, please see here https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/individual-fellowships_en
For more details on other Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions please see here
Daphne Jackson Fellowships
Daphne Jackson Fellowships offer STEM professionals the opportunity to return to a research career after a break of two or more years for a family, health or caring reason. It is the opportunity to balance a personalised retraining programme with a challenging research project, held in a supportive UK university or research establishment. It is possible to apply for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship at any time. If interested in applying, please contact an ICG staff member with a connection to the proposed research.
For more information, please see here https://daphnejackson.org/about-fellowships/
Stephen Hawking Fellowships
The Stephen Hawking Fellowships will support and develop the next generation of visionary scientists in theoretical physics at the beginning of their career. UKRI are providing funding for five annual calls delivered jointly by EPSRC and STFC. Round two is expected to open soon. If interested in applying, please contact an ICG staff member with a connection to the proposed research.
Please follow the link for further information – https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/stephen-hawking-fellowships/
Future leaders Fellowships
Future Leaders Fellowships will grow the strong supply of talented individuals needed to ensure a vibrant environment for research and innovation in the UK. The scheme is open to researchers and innovators from across business, universities, and other organisations. The next round is expected to open in January 2021. If interested in applying, please contact an ICG staff member with a connection to the proposed research.
Royal Society Newton International Fellowships
Royal Society Newton International Fellowships are for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK. Applications for this scheme are not currently open, but we expect the deadline of the next application cycle will be March 2021. If interested in applying, please contact an ICG staff member with a connection to the proposed research.
For further information see https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-international/
Royal Astronomical Society Fellowships
RAS postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for up to 3 years for early career research astronomers and geophysicists. Applications are restricted to candidates who have a recognized PhD (or equivalent) obtained no more than 5 years before the start of their position or who have taken their viva before the application deadline and expect to be awarded the PhD by the time of appointment. Unfortunately these are offered on a 3-year cycle, and there are no opportunities in 2020.
For further information see https://www.ras.org.uk/awards-and-grants/fellowships