Funding for Scientific Posts

This year’s long awaited University Research Fellowship call have finally come out. The Royal Society has funding to pay 80% of costs for a researcher not currently employed in a University. You must have a specific person in mind because they are looking for Outstanding Early Career Researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field.
They have about 35 fellowships to award. Last year’s success rate was 12%.
Anyone thinking of applying should let the External Projects Team know as bids have to be approved by them before submission.

Funding Body: The Royal Society
Scheme: University Research Fellowship
Overview: The scheme is for a scientific researcher who does not have a permanent post. They must have a PhD, and must have 3-8 years research experience since their PhD, it is expected that they will get a permanent post at the end of the funding. Funding is for five years.
The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine and biomedical research.
Budget: The fund gives 80% of the basic salary costs up to £38,759.20, plus estates costs and indirect costs. Research expenses (up to £13,000 for the first year and up to £11,000 annually thereafter) will also be provided.
Deadlines: 17 September 2013
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I am the Development Officer (Research & Funding) in Research, Business and Employability Services. The Research team provides information to University staff on external funding, partners, and innovation activities. The team works with researchers and academic staff to help diversify income for Staffordshire University. Our Research and Funding Blog contains information on funding opportunities and the activities of the team. See my staff profile here

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