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Fellowship funding

Fellowship funding

We're keen to support strong candidates in applying for Research fellowships. We're interested in attracting applicants with a strong track record with interests that match our research profile.

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) classified 93% of our research as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. This places the department in sixth place among UK universities.

The panel commended our submission for the high proportion of early career researchers included, and for our Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of our support for equality and diversity.    

We have a successful track record in mentoring and supporting young researchers and fellows. We aim to continue supporting excellent young researchers and can tailor our support to fit with the requirements of each funding scheme and career aspirations.

  • Research-dedicated 3 Tesla MR scanner (Siemens TIM Trio)
  • MRI compatible tDCS
  • TMS & Neuronavigation
  • EEG Biosemi Active Two System
  • Several Eye-trackers (incl. MRI-compatible)
  • EMG, GSR, EKG (AD Instruments)
  • Sleep Lab
  • MRI compatible Tactile Stimulators
  • Psycholinguistics computer laboratory
  • Sound proof chambers
  • Electropalatography studio
  • Baby Lab

To allow time both for preparation and proper costing of the proposal, the process of submission must start at least 20 working days before the deadline. All Fellowship proposals will be subject to a critical review by members of academic staff and the Research Committee as part of the submission process.

Contact the Director of Research, Professor Manos Tsakiris manos.tsakiris@royalholloway.ac.uk

Funding body

Call                  

Who can apply?

Tenure

BBSRC

David Phillips Fellowship

Applicants should have at least three years of postdoctoral experience but not hold an academic position of Lecturer level or equivalent.

5 years

BBSRC

Future Leader Fellowship

Applicants should not exceed five years in active postdoctoral research employment prior to announcement of the awarded.

3 years

BBSRC

Returns to Research Fellowships

Scientists wishing to return to research after a career break of two or more years for family, caring or health reasons.

2 years

British Academy

Post-doctoral Fellowship

Applicants must be within three years of the award of a doctorate.

3 years

ERC

Advanced Investigator Grant

Researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right.

Up to 5 years

ERC

Consolidator Grant

Up-and-coming research leaders (over seven and up to 12 years of  experience since completion of PhD) who are about to consolidate a proper research team and start conducting independent research.

Up to 5 years

ERC

Starting Grant

Up-and-coming research leaders (with two-seven years of experience since completion of PhD) who are about to establish a proper research team and start conducting independent research.

Up to 5 years

ESRC

New Investigator Grant

Enable outstanding early-career social scientists to acquire the skills set to become the future world leaders in their field.

2 years

Leverhulme

Early Career Fellowships

Researchers at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research.

3 years

Leverhulme

Major Research Fellowship

Well-established and distinguished researchers able to demonstrate   scholarship at the highest level.

2-3 years

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Individual Fellowships

Experienced researchers with doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience.

1-2 years

MRC

Career Development Award

There are no eligibility rules based on years of post-doctoral experience.

5 years

MRC

Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship

There are no eligibility rules based on years of post-doctoral experience.

7 years

Newton

International Fellowship

Applicants must have a PhD, have no more than seven years of active full-time postdoctoral experience, be working outside the UK, and not hold UK citizenship.

2 years

Newton

Advanced Fellowships

Applicants must hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible university or research institute, which must span the duration of the project. Applicants should have no more than 15 years of postdoctoral experience.

Up to 3 years

Newton

Mobility Grants

Available to international researchers that want to strengthen the research and innovation capacity by visiting or sending staff and students to the UK.

Up to the length of the visit

NIHR

Career Development Fellowship

No more than seven years post-doctoral experience and able to provide evidence of a clear commitment to becoming a fully independent researcher.

3 years

NIHR

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

No more than three years post-doctoral experience and able to demonstrate   potential as a researcher.

3 years

NIHR

Transitional Research Fellowship

No more than five years post-doctoral experience to support researchers to make a transition from basic or experimental science research to an area of applied health or clinical research.

18 – 24 months

NIHR

Senior Research Fellowship

Outstanding individuals who are currently independent researchers and can demonstrate the potential to become academic and research leaders.

5 years

Royal Society

APEX

Candidates should be within three years of the award of a doctorate and without a permanent academic position.

18-24 months

Royal Society

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship

Researchers at an early stage of their career, no more than six years post PhD; designed to help to progress to a permanent position.

5 years

Royal Society

Sir Henry Dale Fellowship

Researchers with less than two years with current department.

Up to 5 years

Wellcome Trust

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applicants within two years of PhD viva.

4 years

Wellcome Trust

Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences

Postdoctoral researcher not in a tenured or long-term established post.

3 years

 

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