Postdoctoral Fellowships

The School of Physics and Astronomy welcomes applications from candidates interested in applying for personal fellowships at the University of Edinburgh.

Fellowship opportunities

1851 Royal Commission Research Fellowships and  Royal Society Career Development Fellowship open now

To provide transparency and efficiency in the management of applications, the School operates an internal review process for the following fellowship opportunities:

  • Royal Society University Research Fellowships
  • STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships
  • UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships
  • Royal Astronomical Society Fellowships
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
  • Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships
  • Stephen Hawking Fellowships

Applications for other fellowship opportunities are welcome. Please contact relevant members of academic staff or the director-of-research [at] ph.ed.ac.uk (Director of Research) directly to discuss prospective applications.  The School of Physics and Astronomy is committed to advancing equality and diversity, welcoming applications from everyone irrespective of gender, ethnic group or nationality. We particularly encourage applications from female and/or BAME candidates.

Further information on various Fellowships

1851 Royal Commission Research Fellowships 

 Deadline

 Funder: 8th January (2024); internal: 4th December 

 Eligibility  No more than 3 years of PDRA experience; See rules
 Award value  Full FTE + Expense allowance
 Award duration  3 Years
 Nationality  Any (Tier 1 visa required)
Further information   1851 Royal Commission Fellowship; how to apply

Royal Society Career Development Fellowship

 Deadline

 Funder: 24th January (2024); internal expression of interest 8th January

 Eligibility  PhD at time funding starts; less than 24 months post-doctoral experience; applicants from underrepresented backgrounds  
 Award value  up to £ 690,000
 Award duration  4 Years
 Nationality  Any (Tier 1 visa required)
Further information    Career Development Fellowship

EPSRC Open and Postdoctoral Fellowships

 Deadline

 currently closed 

 Eligibility  PhD required
 Award value

 See guidance 

 Award duration  5 Years
 Nationality  Any (Tier 1 visa required)
Further information   EPSRC Open Fellowships

STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships

 Deadline

 currently closed

 Eligibility  PhD required
 Award value

 See guidance

 Award duration  5 Years
 Nationality  Any (Tier 1 visa required)
Further information   STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 

Royal Society University Research Fellowships

 Deadline

 currently closed

 Eligibility  3-8 years post PhD 
 Award value

 See scheme notes

 Award duration  8 Years
 Nationality  Any (Tier 1 visa required)
Further information    Royal Society University Research Fellowships 

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship

Deadline currently closed
Eligibility need for flexible support, PhD required, up to six years postdoctoral experience
Award value See link below: salary, research expenses, contribution to PhD student
Award duration 8  years
Nationality Any nationality 
Further information  Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship 

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline currently closed
Eligibility must be moving from a different country
Award value See online
Award duration 1-2 years
Nationality Any nationality 
Further information Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship 

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

 Deadline

 Currently closed

 Eligibility  See rules
 Award value  no maximum award value
 Award duration  4-7 Years
 Nationality  Any (Tier 1 visa required)
Further information   UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships 

UKRI Stephen Hawking Fellowship

Deadline Currently closed
Eligibility PhD, 4 years research  experience
Award value No limit
Award duration 3  years
Nationality Any nationality 
Further information Stephen Hawking Fellowship 

RAS Fellowships

Deadline Currently closed
Eligibility PhD required, up to 5 years postdoctoral experience
Award value See guidance
Award duration 3 years
Nationality Any (Tier 1 visa required)
Further information RAS Fellowships

Newton International Fellowships

Deadline Currently closed
Eligibility PhD required, up to 7 years postdoctoral experience
Award value See guidance
Award duration 3 years
Nationality

should not hold UK citizenship at the time of application

Further information Newton International Fellowship

University of Edinburgh Innovation Fellow

 Deadline

 Closed

 Eligibility  See rules
 Award value  1 FTE
 Award duration  3 Years
 Nationality  Any (Tier 1 visa required)
Further information   Apply here 

Daphne Jackson Fellowship

 Deadline

 Closed

 Eligibility  See rules
 Award value  0.5 FTE
 Award duration  3 Years
 Nationality  Any (Tier 1 visa required)
Further information   Daphne Jackson Fellowships 

Elizabeth Gardner Fellowship

 Deadline

closed

 Eligibility  PhD required
 Award value  See link below
 Award duration  4 Years
 Nationality  Any (Tier 1 visa required)
Further information   Elizabeth Gardner Fellowship

Contact details

Application submission email address: fellowships-panel [at] ph.ed.ac.uk.

Contact for further information: director-of-research [at] ph.ed.ac.uk