Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellowships

The flagship Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellowships are aimed at outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage in their academic careers.

Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw
Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw

The flagship Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellowships are aimed at outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage in their academic careers.  We anticipate up to 4 of these prestigious Fellowships to be offered annually.  Each is for an initial 5 year period, leading to full academic tenure on completion, subject to performance.   

The funding will cover salary, estate and indirect costs for 5 years. The Fellow will be mentored and will participate in the New Academics Programme (NAP).  Successful Fellows who are about to start their first year are eligible to apply for a research grant of up to £20K. The expectation is that holders of these prestigious fellowships will have identified a substantial and significant research challenge, and that this will lead to the winning of research funding, world leading publications and or impact to industry/business/society in subsequent years.

In order to apply you should have completed your first PhD and normally have no more than 5 years of post-PhD research experience by the Faculty closing date of the application round. However, applicants who were awarded their first PhD more than 5 years prior to the closing date of the call may still be eligible in certain documented circumstances such as maternity, paternity, long term illness or career breaks.

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