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Royal Society Research Professorship (UK)


The Royal Society‘s Research Professorship supports outstanding researchers in the natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. The Research Professorship enables world-renowned researchers to focus on ambitious and original research of the highest quality, in a UK academic institution. Applicants may be currently in the UK or outside of the UK. Applicants requiring a visa to work in the UK are eligible to apply for a Global Talent Visa. The Professorship provides support for an initial period of 5 years with the possibility for a 5-year progress-based renewal. The Professorship provides:

  • Contribution to the award holder’s salary: contribution of £86,383 per year, which can be supplemented at the discretion of the host organisation
  • Research expenses: consumables, equipment and travel costs. This can include a contribution to a four year PhD studentship and 80% of the full economic cost of a PDRA.
    - Start up costs of up to £100,000 in financial year 2022/23
    - £16,000 for research expenses and £50,000 of additional research expenses will be provided per year for financial year 2023/24 onwards

The first stage of application close on May 24, 2023 and the second stage close on July 19, 2023.

Full application due:
July 19, 2023

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