The Royal Society University Research Fellowship 2020-21

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Last updated on: 14-Jun-2020
EligibilityExperienced PhD researchers
RegionUnited Kingdom
AwardMultiple benefits

About the Program

The Royal Society, London invites applications from scientists with PhD degree for The Royal Society University Research Fellowship 2020-21. All those scientists who are in the early years of their research career can access this fellowship benefit. This fellowship aims to support outstanding scientists in becoming independent research leaders. Selected research scientists would receive a salary of up to GBP 40,681.46 in the first year and other benefits such as estate costs, indirect costs, research expenses, equipment costs, etc. 

  • The Royal Society University Research Fellowship 2020-21 Deadline03-Sep-2020

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Have 3 to 8 years of research experience after completing his/her PhD.
    • Not hold a permanent post in any university or non-profit research organisation
    • Not hold or have held a fellowship of the same nature
    • GBP 40,681.46 in the 1st year (up to 80% of the basic salary), estates costs and indirect costs
    • Contribution to research expenses of GBP 13,000 in the first year and GBP 11,000 per year afterwards
    • Additional research expenses of up to GBP 40,000 in 2020/21
    • Contribution to a postdoctoral research assistant and/or 4 year PhD studentship
    • Equipment costs
    • Assistance for public engagement activities
    • Funding for professional development and training purpose
    • Summary Page
    • Research proposal
    • Letters of support of named collaborators
    • Statement of support by Head of Department 
    • Two nominated referees
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the fellowship:

    Step 1: Click here to visit the Flexi-Grant management system of the Royal Society.
    Step 2: Click on 'Register' to create an account.
    Step 3: Fill in all required details and register. 
    Step 4: After successful registration, log in to complete the fellowship application. 
    Step 5: Fill in all mandatory details and submit the completed application. 

Important Dates

Application Deadline – 03rd September 2020
Applicaions open - 14th July 2020

Selection Criteria

The selection of the fellows will be based on their performance in the interview and review of the application submitted. 

Terms and Conditions
  • Fellows may need to provide the details of the expenditure done for the concerned financial year.
  • Award holder needs to submit the final report of the research within three months of the end of the award period.
  • The award can be terminated in the case the contract of employment between the host organisation and award holder is terminated.

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