EPSRC Fellowships (Postdoc) in UK university, EPSRC Research Council
Designation/Position- EPSRC Fellowships (Postdoc)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK invites application for EPSRC (Postdoc) Fellowships in UK university from eligible and interested candidates
About- The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main funding body for engineering and physical sciences research in the UK. By investing in research and postgraduate training, we are building the knowledge and skills base needed to address the scientific and technological challenges facing the nation. EPSRC Fellowships (Postdoc)
EPSRC is part of UK Research and Innovation, a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. We aim to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. We work with our many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas.
The EPSRC Fellowship aims to provide greater support to the world-leading individuals who are delivering the highest quality research to meet UK and global priorities. Through links to our strategic priorities and focussing on areas where growth is required, Fellowships develop the next generation of researchers with the greatest potential across the postdoctoral, early and established career stages.
Research/Job Area- Across themes, Quantum Technology, Digital economy, Engineering, Manufacturing the Future, Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Information and Communication Technologies, Energy and Healthcare technologies
Current thematic priority areas that are open for fellowship applications can be found at http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/areas/.
Location- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK
Any UK university or similar Higher Education Institution (HEI) that is eligible for Research Council funding, please see the RCUK website: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/eligibilityforrcs/
Applicants are expected to hold a PhD by the start date of the fellowship or have equivalent research experience.
There are no eligibility rules based on years of post-doctoral experience or whether the applicant holds a permanent academic position.
Consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a non-standard career path after their primary degree.
Applications are also welcomed from candidates who wish to re-establish themselves after a career break or other period of absence from active research.
There are no nationality restrictions imposed by EPSRC.
Note – you may only apply for one EPSRC fellowship in any 12 month period so please consider carefully when you choose to submit your application.
Please also see http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/whocanapply/.
Job/Position Description- EPSRC Fellowship Framework is a single scheme that supports three career stages – postdoctoral, early career and established career.
The duration and the proportion of time that can be supported on the fellowship are flexible.
Applicants can apply for up to 5 years of support for Early Career and Established Career awards, or up to 3 years for Postdoctoral stage award.
Fellowship Start Date – Applicants can put in any start date, as long as it is within one year of the submission of the fellowship application.
How to Apply- There is no outline stage in the new Fellowship process. Applicants are required to submit a full proposal.
Together with your Research Organisation you will be responsible for selecting the appropriate Person Specification and levels of resource requested. Please ensure you have access to the Joint electronic Submission (Je-S) system and are aware of documentation requirements. Full proposals must be submitted using the Research Councils’ Je-S System.
To add a new proposal in Je-S, please select:
- Council: EPSRC
- Document type: Fellowship Proposal
- Scheme: EPSRC Fellowship
- Call – on Project Details page select one of the following: Fellowships-Postdoctoral/Fellowships-Early Career/Fellowships -Established Career
As part of the Je-S application the following documentation must be attached:
- Proposal Cover Letter (up to a maximum two sides of A4)
- Case for Support (up to a maximum nine sides of A4)
- Pathways to Impact (up to a maximum two sides of A4
- Applicant’s CV (up to a maximum two sides of A4)
- Host Organisation Statement (up to a maximum two sides of A4)
- Diagrammatic Work-plan (maximum one side of A4)
- Justification of Resources (up to a maximum two sides of A4)
- List of Publications(no page limit)
- Statements of Support from any project partners (no page limit)
- Letters of support only in exceptional circumstances (no page limit)
Last Date for Apply– Throughout year
In general there are no deadlines for a fellowship submission. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed on a rolling basis at a prioritisation panel after postal peer review. However, there are some exceptions; a specific call can have a set closing date