EPSRC/LWEC Challenge Fellowships

EPSRC is inviting Outline Proposals for EPSRC Challenge Fellowships in the LWEC theme, with a closing date of 10 June 2015. Fellowships are offered at both the Postdoctoral Fellowship and Early Career Fellowship level. Applications are sought that address the challenge question:

How can our cities, their hinterlands, linking infrastructure, rural surround and the regions they are in, be transformed to be resilient, sustainable, more economically viable and generally better places to live?


EPSRC’s Living With Environmental Change theme is keen to support the next generation of leaders in adapting to and mitigating climate change. This is a strategic activity focusing on a key challenge within the EPSRC LWEC theme and on bringing new thinking into the area.

The research required to answer this challenge requires a broad based, problem-directed and multidisciplinary approach. Applicants can come from any discipline area but we will not fund fellowships across councils therefore the balance of the research described in the application should be within the remit of EPSRC. We thus would, particularly, like to encourage applicants from across the EPSRC research landscape to apply.

Eligible Fellowship Categories

  • Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowships

Applicants should read the guidance for Fellowships, and note the following:

A Fellowship is a personal award and it enables you to devote most of your time and focus to the proposed research. A Fellowship is aimed to position yourself and your research topic within the wider academic field, develop your leadership by establishing or extending your research group and act as an advocate for the STEM disciplines in general and EPSRC specifically.