Information on Flexible / Part-time Fellowships

Daphne Jackson Trust Research Fellowships

Daphne Jackson Fellowships offer STEM professionals the opportunity to return to a research career after a break of two or more years for a family, health or caring reason. It is the opportunity to balance a personlised retraining programme with a challenging research project, held in a supportive UK University or research establishment. Fellowships are flexible and part-time, usually completed over two years at 0.5 FTE, and consist of a challenging research project and at least 100 hours’ retraining per year.

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  • Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship

This scheme offers a recognised first step into an independent research career for outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances, such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues.

EPSRC’s Fellowship Scheme

EPSRC Fellowship Framework is a single scheme that supports three career stages – postdoctoral, early career and established career.

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. Applicants can choose to spend anywhere between 50 and 100% FTE on their fellowship. Applicants are expected to hold a Doctoral degree 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.

The Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships

RAEng offers Research Fellowships each year to outstanding early-career researchers to support them to become future research leaders in engineering. The Academy welcomes applications from early-career researchers worldwide who have been awarded their PhD in the last four years. The scheme provides funding for five years. Each application is capped at a maximum contribution from the Academy of £500,000 over the five-year period, at 80% of full economic costs. In addition, Research Fellowships must be held at a UK higher education institution/university.

  • RAEng Industrial Fellowships

The Industrial Fellowships provide an invaluable opportunity for early- to mid-career academics to undertake a collaborative research project in an industrial environment. This scheme aims to strengthen the strategic relationship between the university and the industry host by providing an opportunity to establish or enhance collaborative research between the two parties.

n addition to a 6-month fellowship route, applicants will now have the option to hold the Industrial Fellowship for up to 2 years’ full time. Applicants are encouraged to consider collaborations with companies of any size, including SMEs and medium-sized businesses.