A Fellowship is a personal award, designed to provide the recipient with the necessary support to establish or further develop themselves as a leader of the future. This type of award enables you to devote most of your time to a program of activities to deliver your proposed research vision. An EPSRC Fellowship is aimed to position yourself and your research topic within the wider academic field, to develop your leadership by establishing or extending your research group, and to act as an advocate for the STEM disciplines in general and EPSRC specifically.
Three step guide to start your Fellowship application
- Competency profile: determine, with help from your university’s research office, your competency profile and therefore to which career stage you should apply against. Please see the EPSRC Fellowship person specification.
- Fellowship Priority Areas: look at which priority areas within the Capability and Challenge Themes are open for applications and at what career stage.
- How to apply: carefully read the guidance on the documents required on our fellowship webpages, the funding guide and general instructions on writing proposals.
The EPSRC Fellowship aims to provide greater support to the aspiring and current world-leading individuals who are delivering the highest quality research to meet UK and global priorities. Through links to our strategic priorities and focussing on areas where growth is required, Fellowships develop the next generation of researchers with the greatest potential across the postdoctoral, early and established career stages.
EPSRC fellows gallery, Frequently Asked Questions
EPSRC's Capability and challenge themes have gone through an initial exercise of prioritising the areas in which fellowships will be offered. This will be an on-going process and will be updated on a regular basis throughout the Delivery Plan period.
On-going refresh of fellowship priority areas, Fellowship Priority Areas, Other fellowship opportunities
Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed on a rolling basis. Fellowship applications will be prioritised twice a year in approximately January / February and July, at our standard-grant panel meetings.
Who can apply and when, Assessment criteria, How to apply, Resources, Fellowship policy
It is expected that eligible Research Organisations who wish to submit fellowship applications to EPSRC will identify a number of suitable applicants as specified by the guidelines and within the defined research area and career space.
Briefing for research organisations
Role of your research organisation, moving during the fellowship, applying for other EPSRC funding and interrupting your fellowship.
For general and theme-specific fellowship queries, please see our list of contacts.