The Royal Society University, UK is inviting applications for its Royal Society Research Fellowship.
This scheme is for outstanding scientists who are in the early stages of their research careers and have the potential to become leaders in their field. It offers them the opportunity to:
1. build an independent research career
2. focus on their own research, with a limit on administrative and teaching duties
3. hold their fellowship on a part-time basis to suit personal circumstances
This scheme is also highly flexible to accommodate for part-time working, sabbaticals and secondments. There is also provision for maternity, paternity, adoptive or extended sick leave (PDF).Table of Content
The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas.... read more
Research Fellows salary: 80% of the basic salary costs up to £40,681.46 in the first year, estates costs and indirect costs
Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. For a full list, please see the breakdown of subject groups and areas supported by the Royal Society.
Researchers addressing a direct biomedical research question should apply for a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship. Those applying from Ireland (ROI) are funded by Science Foundation Ireland and will need to read the eligibility requirements in the specific scheme notes.
You can apply for this scheme if you:
Your application will go through the process detailed on the Making a grant application page overseen by the one of four research appointment panels based on your research area:
Interviews will be held in late March to mid-April at the Royal Society - you are advised to keep this period free. You will be notified of the result of the application process in May.
We are committed to supporting applicants with disabilities. If you require a reasonable adjustment during the application process, please contact the team on [email protected].
Below, you can read case studies from our University Research Fellows. You can also read an in-depth report on the career pathways of our alumni on the Career Pathway Tracker page.
For more information regarding the scheme, please contact the Grants team on [email protected] or call us on +44 20 7451 2666.