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.
The scheme provides the opportunity to build an independent research career. Those appointed are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships.
The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine and any researcher addressing a direct biomedical research question.
This scheme will be open for applications from 12 July 2012 and will close on 13 September 2012.
Approximately 35 Fellowships will be available each year. The success rate from the 2012 round was 7.9%
The applicant must:
- have a PhD (note we will not consider applicants who have just submitted their PhD)
- be in the early stages of their research career (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)
For full application details see the Royal Society website.