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We invite applications for a number of prestigious early and advanced personal fellowships.

A number of our current staff have held such fellowships here or elsewhere prior to or during appointment:

  • EPSRC (D. Berman, W. Spence, G. Travaglini)
  • STFC/PPARC (S. Ramgoolam, D. Vegh)
  • Royal Society (M. Buican, R. Monteiro, C. Papageorgakis, S. Thomas)


Please contact members of staff directly with expressions of interest or Prof. Andreas Brandhuber for general enquiries, with a 3-page research summary by the dates below (but ideally well before). Late applications are possible, but may not receive full consideration


Royal Society Fellowships

The Royal Society offers a number of prestigious Fellowships under three different programmes:

  • Royal Society University Research Fellowships, which are tenable for 5 years and renewable up to 8 years. These are mainly for outstanding researchers at an advanced postdoctoral level. The expected final deadline for the proposal is 7/9/2022. Our internal deadline is 12/7/2022.
  • Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships, mainly designed for people who need flexible working patterns due to personal commitments. These are tenable for 5 years 
  • Newton International Fellowships, 2-year fellowships for non-UK outstanding researchers at an early stage of their career


European Commission Fellowships

The European Union offers a number of prestigious Fellowships under the Horizon Europe programme, specifically:

  • ERC Starting grants, 5-year positions for researcher leaders with 2-7 years of postdoctoral experience who wish to start or consolidate their research (deadline: 25 Oct 2022).
    Our internal deadline is September 2022.
  • ERC Consolidator grants, 5-year positions for established researchers with 7-12 years of postdoctoral experience (expected deadline: Feb 2023). 
    Our internal deadline is December 2022.
  • Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowships, 2-year positions with a "mobility rule" (deadline: 14 Sept 2022).
    Our internal deadline is August 2022.


STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships

The STFC award a small number of 5-year Ernest Rutherford Fellowships: STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships.

These awards are very competitive and we can only put forward 1-2 applicants per round, which are decided as per the deadlines above. The final deadline for the proposal is 13/9/2022. Our internal deadline is 27/6/2022.

Other funding opportunities supported by the STFC can be found at the link: STFC Fellowships.


EPSRC Fellowships

The EPSRC processes fellowship applications at all levels.

More information on these funding opportunities can be found at the link: EPSRC Fellowships.


Stephen Hawking Fellowships

The UKRI is offering a new 4-year fellowship scheme in theoretical physics with a strong public-engagement component.

More information about the scheme can be found at the link: Stephen Hawking Fellowships.


Other Funding Opportunities

There are other opportunities for postdoctoral research funding at Queen Mary. These include:

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