Fellowships

We offer support for all staff involved in and supporting research fellowship applications.  If you are considering a fellowship application we have a range of self-guided resources and workshops for you to attend.  We partner with RIS to support fellowship schemes for individual funders and will provide feedback on sections of your application.
You may also find the other sections of this website relevant.

Are you Ready?

Are you ready to make an application for funding and take the next steps towards becoming an independent researcher? These resources can help you decide if you are at the right stage in your career and most importantly, if you will be considered competitive when judged by external peer review, before you submit to the University’s internal selection process.

In addition to the self-guide we offer a workshop to discuss the criteria in more detail and answer any questions you may have. It also helps you to start building your person specification or track record, and to identify potential gaps in your experience so you can start to address them.

Are you Ready workshop
The aim of this session is to explain the main differences between a fellowship application and a standard research grant so people can decide which one is more suitable for them.
Link to OD&PL bookings

Writing your Fellowship

Your application is more than your case for support outlining your research idea and project. All fellowships are looking for evidence of your research leadership potential. What you can already evidence, and where or how you will develop those skills you cannot?

You will have to include:

  • Track Record or Resume for Researchers
  • Justification for the fellowship, why it is important for your career
  • Development plans for you, this element is what makes a fellowship different from a standard research proposal
  • Development for your team, particularly if you want to employ postdoctoral researchers

We have a range of guides and resources to help you to consider the areas above as you write your proposal. There are also drop-in Q&A sessions throughout the year.

An overview of track records, CVs and development - how to evidence your experience
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What you need to include and some ideas to get you started
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Our research leaders play a key role in our Research Culture by considering how they run their projects, recruit and manage their teams and model a positive research culture.
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Many UK funders now expect to see a statement on equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) in funding applications, and questions on ED&I are regularly included in panel interviews. We have compiled a range of questions and advice that researchers can consider, depending on the nature of their research and funder requirements.
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Development comes in different forms not only formal workshops. Understand more about the 70:20:10 model and build a well thought through plan
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The University is a signatory to the Researcher Development Concordat. Find out how you can meet the responsibilities of the PI and help to support your researchers. This can inform the development and leadership aspects of your fellowship.
Access the self guided resource
Researcher@Library helps researchers with open access, research data management, literature searching and increasing citations: online, in person and through workshops and events.
Go to Researcher@Library

Fellowship Interviews

The next step is the interview process, we have complied a range of resources based on information from people interviewing and being interviewed. You can also arrange a mock fellowship interview.

Structured Fellowship Support Sessions

In partnership with RIS we provide support for all aspects of your proposal including track records/resume for researchers, CVs, impact and development. These sessions are for applicants that have been selected through their faculty internal review process. Fellowship support includes workshops, one-to-ones and an internal peer review.