EPSRC announces successful applicants for Leadership and Career Acceleration Fellowships
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Forty-three outstanding UK researchers have been awarded fellowships totalling £36 million to help develop their potential as the next generation of world-leading scientists and engineers.
The fellowships, announced today (Tuesday 13 December), are a direct investment in Britain's most talented individuals to help them develop ground breaking ideas across a range of fields.
The fellowships are designed to help develop future leaders with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills necessary for the UK to compete on a global stage, generating the knowledge, new ideas and technologies essential to support business, government, and national priorities.
David Delpy, EPSRC CEO, said:
Our balanced portfolio enables change with impact by maintaining a core national capability and a complementary set of challenge themes. We support excellent, long-term, core and multi-disciplinary research in mathematics, chemistry, materials, physics, computer science and engineering. These capabilities drive economic growth, underpin other areas of research and build resilience and the ability to handle unforeseen challenges which may be disruptive.
There are two types of fellowships:
- Career Acceleration Fellowships provide up to five years funding to outstanding researchers at an early stage of their career. The expectation is that fellows will have established an independent career of international standing by the end of the award.
- Leadership Fellowships provide up to five years support for talented researchers with the most potential to develop into international research leaders who can set and drive new research agendas.
Seven EPSRC interview panels met in June and decided to fund 30 new Career Acceleration Fellows and thirteen new Leadership Fellows in a wide range of disciplines, including laser optics, condensed matter physics, synthetic biology, algebra and geometry.
The competition for fellowships is intense, each year, on average, 450 applications are received for around 40 fellowship awards.
Successful fellows have a strong publication record and are able to demonstrate independence from their supervisors. The new awards bring the total cohort to 177.
Notes to editors
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £850 million a year in a broad range of subjects - from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering.
Reference: PN 39-11
|2011 Career Acceleration Fellowship|
|Fellow||Higher Education Institution|
|Barnes, Dr P R F||Imperial College London|
|Brotherston, Dr J||Queen Mary, University of London|
|Bull, Dr JA||Imperial College London|
|Dean, Dr P||University of Leeds|
|Dembele, Dr L||University of Warwick|
|Eames, Dr M||University of Exeter|
|Ebbens, Dr S||University of Sheffield|
|Eden, Dr SP||Open University|
|Galan, Dr M||University of Bristol|
|Graham, Dr DM||The University of Manchester|
|Greaves, Dr S J||University of Bristol|
|Haynes, Dr A||University of Bristol|
|Hayward, Dr T J||University of Sheffield|
|Hofferberth, Dr S||University of Nottingham|
|House, Dr TA||University of Warwick|
|Hubert, Dr C||Newcastle University|
|Jeffrey, Dr M||University of Bath|
|Kar, Dr S||Queen's University of Belfast|
|Kerridge, Dr A||University College London|
|Leek, Dr PJ||University of Oxford|
|Majumdar, Dr A||University of Oxford|
|Mather, Dr M||University of Nottingham|
|McLain, Dr S||University of Oxford|
|NGODUY, Dr D||University of Leeds|
|O'Hara, Dr C||University of Strathclyde|
|Reddyhoff, Dr T||Imperial College London|
|Ross, Dr J||University of Cambridge|
|Sadrzadeh, Dr M||University of Oxford|
|Yamagishi, Dr J||University of Edinburgh|
|Zair, Dr A||Imperial College London|
|2011 Leadership Fellowship|
|Fellow||Higher Education Institution|
|Adjiman, Dr CS||Imperial College London|
|Alavi, Professor A||University of Cambridge|
|Bongs, Professor K||University of Birmingham|
|Bresme, Dr F||Imperial College London|
|Cohen, Professor N||University of Leeds|
|Colton, Dr S||Imperial College London|
|Gelfreykh, Dr V||University of Warwick|
|Gregoryanz, Dr E||University of Edinburgh|
|Krasnogor, Professor N||University of Nottingham|
|Luczak, Professor MJ||University of Sheffield|
|McKenna, Professor P||University of Strathclyde|
|Reynolds, Dr P||University of Sheffield|
|Rosser, Dr SJ||University of Glasgow|