Independent Research Fellowships
Annually, UK and international research sponsors fund a number of schemes that enable
the best early career researchers to establish themselves as independent research
fellows with their own research groups. Fellowship opportunities include:
- BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship
- Royal Society University Research Fellowship
- NERC Fellowship
- ERC Starting Grants.
These fellowships are prestigious and competitive. Sponsors’ eligibility criteria
The Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford is keen to hear from
early career researchers who feel they have what it takes to secure one of these
fellowships and become an Independent Research Fellow in the Department.
Our Department is one of the top-ranking biological sciences research institutions
in the UK and an internationally leading centre of excellence in plant sciences.
We are based in the central multidisciplinary science area of Oxford.
- We can support the best candidates to apply for fellowships.
- We are also keen to hear from fellows who may wish to transfer a current fellowship
to the Department.
Deadlines for fellowship applications tend to be from September to November, and
preparations begin several months in advance.
- Glasstone Fellowships. In addition to the above, researchers may
apply for a Glasstone Research Fellowship. The Glasstone Research Fellowships are
supported by the Glasstone Bequest. The Violette and Samuel Glasstone Research Fellowships
in Science are tenable at the University of Oxford, in the fields of Chemistry (Inorganic,
Organic or Physical), Engineering, Mathematics (including Computer Science and Statistics),
Materials, Physics, and Plant Sciences. Each year, two fellowships are awarded.
An advertisement will be placed on the University of Oxford website in late October, with
applications due in December.
To enquire about becoming an Independent Research Fellow in the Department of Plant
Sciences, please email a 2-page summary of your research plan and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org