EPSRC to launch new Fellowships scheme

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A new, more flexible fellowship scheme, ‘Open’ and ‘Open Plus’ Fellowships, will be announced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) during autumn/winter 2020.

Open Fellowships will offer a new vision which enables researchers to design a fellowship to fit their research ideas, their career stage, development needs and leadership aspirations. The scheme will be open for all EPSRC remit areas, including multi-disciplinary work.

Key characteristics of the new scheme include:

  • Increased opportunities at early career stage onwards;
  • Opportunity for applicants to focus on innovation or instrument/technique development or to champion an area of research citizenship;
  • Allows a high degree of freedom, flexibility and support for talented and ambitious researchers

Further details, including an open call for applications, will be published on the EPSRC website in the autumn/winter 2020. Researchers that currently have a Fellowship will be not be affected, and the current EPSRC fellowship call will be open until December 2020.

Please note this is a preliminary announcement and some details may be subject to change.

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