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University Research Fellowship (natural sciences | UK, Ireland)

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The Royal Society‘s University Research Fellowship supports outstanding early career researchers in the UK and Ireland in the natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics. Applicants should demonstrate the potential to become leaders in their fields, and have 3 to 8 years of postdoctoral research experience. The Fellowship provides up to 1.83 million GBP over eight years. Funds can cover:

  • Contribution to the award holder’s salary
  • Indirect and estate costs
  • Equipment costs and research expenses including consumables, travel, etc.
  • Contribution towards research assistance salary and associated indirect and estate costs
  • Support for a new four-year PhD studentship(s)
  • Relocation and visa costs for the applicants and their dependants (partner and children). The total grant cap may be exceeded in order to cover relocation/visa costs if this is well justified in the application.

Applications open on July 11, 2024 and close on September 10, 2024.

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