Areas in which fellowships are available

EPSRC's Capability and Challenge Themes have an on-going process to prioritise the areas in which fellowships will be offered.

We will not accept applications in areas outside of those identified below. Applicants should refer to the thematic programme priorities for additional details on the research areas in which we wish to appoint Fellows. Please see the theme links in the table for details on the priority areas.

If in doubt, please check with your theme contact.

Thematic areas Postdoctoral Early career Established career

Across themes

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (ICT and Engineering)

Quantum Technology

Applications not invited at this career stage

Open in all areas

 

Open in all areas

 

Digital economy

Applications not invited at this career stage

Open in all areas

 

Open in all areas

 

Engineering

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (with ICT)

Synthetic Biology

Open in all areas

 

 

Open in all areas

 

 

Manufacturing the Future

Applications not invited at this career stage

Open in all areas

 

Open in all areas

Physical Sciences

Applications not invited at this career stage

Open in all areas

 

Open in all areas

Equality Diversity and Inclusion Champion

Mathematical Sciences

Intradisciplinary Research

New Connections from Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research

Continuum Mathematics and Advanced Materials in Mathematical Sciences

Statistics and its Interfaces

Open in all areas

Open in all areas

Information and Communication Technologies

Applications are not invited at this career stage.

See ‘Across themes’ thematic area for opportunities joint with other themes.

Open in all areas.  See here for details

See ‘Across all themes’ thematic area for opportunities joint with other themes.

Open in all areas. See here for details

See ‘Across all themes’ thematic area for opportunities joint with other themes.

Energy

David Clarke Fellowship

Future Electricity generation

Energy for transport

Energy for heat

Energy for industry

Open in all areas.

 

Open in all areas.

 

 

Healthcare technologies

Applications are not invited at this career stage

Open in all areas.

Open in all areas.

On-going refresh of the fellowship priority areas

The Fellowship Framework enables themes to continue to identify and prioritise areas in which they wish to support fellowships.

Where new priority areas are being introduced or notice for removing an area is being given, details will be made available for interested parties on this webpage biannually in spring and autumn each year.

Removal of priority areas – when a theme intends to remove a priority area, EPSRC will give adequate notice of this intention. Aligned to the above process, six months' advance notice will be provided and publicised in either spring or autumn each year. Please note any related applications in process at the time that advance notice is given will continue to be assessed in good faith.

Please also note, EPSRC will not typically be giving notice for adding new fellowship priority areas – these will go live as soon as they are announced on this webpage.

While this biannual process enables fellowship priority areas to be updated on an on-going regular basis, EPSRC reserves the right to introduce new priority areas outside of these defined timescales and at short notice as and when it is deemed necessary.

July 2020

For Early and Established career stages, scientific priority areas have been lifted.

Synthetic Biology has been opened at the Postdoctoral career stage in Engineering.

No changes will be announced for the autumn 2018 refresh

There will be no new priority areas added and no existing priority areas are due to be removed in the next six months.