Fellowships supported by STFC

Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

The Ernest Rutherford Fellowships will enable early career researchers with clear leadership potential to establish a strong, independent research programme. They will encourage talented researchers in UK universities to remain in the country and at the same time attract outstanding overseas researchers to the UK.

Rutherford International Fellowship Programme

The Rutherford International Fellowship Programme is a post-doctoral fellowship scheme part-funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020, through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND scheme.

Innovations Partnership Scheme Fellowships

The Innovation Partnership Scheme (IPS) Fellowship is designed to support a knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) professional in a position at a UK university in developing innovation and impact from its STFC-funded research outputs.

RSE/STFC Enterprise Fellowships

The STFC, along with the RSE (Royal Society of Edinburgh), offer support for STFC funded scientists who want to develop a business idea based on STFC funded research. The fellowship gives one year's salary and business training, to the Enterprise Fellow - the aim being to give someone the time and skills to set up a viable business as a result of the STFC science programme.

Returner Fellowships

Returner Fellowships are additional fellowships on top of the normal Ernest Rutherford Fellowship awards that can be awarded to outstanding candidates returning from a career break or from working outside academic research.

Return to Research support bursary

The Return to Research Support Bursary is intended to provide support for those seeking to resume an academic research career to develop a proposal suitable for submission to the STFC Fellowship scheme. The period of absence from active research could be due, for example, to family or other caring responsibilities, long-term illness or working in a non-research role.

Daphne Jackson Fellowship

A Daphne Jackson Fellowship is designed to return scientists, engineers and technologists to their careers after a break. They are flexible and include a tailored training programme designed to update the skills and knowledge of the Fellow allowing them to return at the appropriate level to their career.

CERN Fellowships

CERN is constantly enhancing its phenomenal world renowned research effort by taking on a cohort of undergraduates, postgraduates and postdocs. CERN offers a number of different fellowship programmes to suit a differing levels of academia.

ESA Fellowships

The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year. The aim of these fellowships is to provide young scientists, holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing space science research in fields related to the ESA Science and Robotic Exploration Programmes.

ESO Fellowships

The European Southern Observatory awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year in both Garching (Germany) and Santiago (Chile).

Previous Fellowship schemes

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for researchers who do not have a permanent academic position but wish to pursue a long term research career. These Fellowships offer the opportunity to pursue new and diverse areas of research at a chosen UK institution.

Advanced Fellowship

The final cohort of this highly successful scheme was selected in the 2010/11 round.

Last updated: 21 October 2016

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