This scheme is for outstanding scientists in the UK who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field. Approximately 35 fellowships will be awarded each year.
The applicant must:
have a PhD
be in the early stages of their research career and must have between 3 to 8 years of research experience since their PhD by the closing date of the round
not hold a permanent post in a university or not-for-profit organization in the European Economic Area (EEA)
be a citizen of the EEA or a be a Swiss citizen (or have a relevant connection to the EEA or Switzerland)
The EEA consists of the European Union (including the UK), Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.
Initially funding is provided for five years with the opportunity to apply for an extension of three additional years. The University Research Fellowship can be held part-time, and allows sabbaticals, secondments or international experience
The basic salary requested should be at a level commensurate with the applicant’s skills, responsibilities, expertise and experience, up to a maximum of £38,759.20 per annum.
Closing date 17 Sep 14 (Forecast)
For further information go to: https://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/university-research/