Fellowship Opportunities

The Department of Life Science’s programme for externally-funded Independent Research Fellowships is designed to establish research leaders within a world-class research environment and with access to cutting-edge facilities. Independent Fellows will also benefit from:

  • Review and feedback of their application,
  • Mentorship during their fellowship and progress to an academic position,
  • Access to excellent postgraduate research students to support their work,
  • Joining a strong and active community of independent fellows across the college.


We accept informal applications all year round; see below for guidance on the application process.

For further information please get in touch with the Fellowships and Honours Committee at dols-fhc@imperial.ac.uk

Fellowships

Information for Applicants

If you see an opportunity to apply for a Fellowship based in the Department of Life Sciences, you should first make contact and discuss your application with a potential sponsor who is currently at Imperial. A list of Research Themes, Research Groups and contacts is available from this link (Research Themes).

We ask that you submit your CV and a short summary of your proposed project, including a career development plan, to your sponsor.

The sponsor will forward your application, with a letter of support, to the Departmental Fellowships and Honours Committee for review and consideration with regards to the current departmental activities and priorities.

A decision will then be made whether your application will be supported by the Department.

Feedback will be available in all cases.

Information for Sponsors

If you are planning on sponsoring an applicant, please submit a short reference and an outline of the support you will be providing to the applicant to the Fellowships and Honours Committee, along with the applicant's CV and short summary.

The Fellowships and Honours Committee will then assess the fit of the applicant to the Department's activities.

Supported Fellowships and more

 Funder

 Call

 Opens/Outline

 Full Application Date

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Early Career Award

Open

26/10/2021

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Career Development Awards

Open

16/11/2021

BBSRC

David Phillips Fellowship

 Closed

TBC

BBRSC

Discovery Fellowship

 Closed

TBC

MRC

Career Development Award 

 25/02/2022

 20/04/2022

EC

Marie Sklodowska-Curie 

 Open

 12/10/2021

CRUK

Career Development Fellowship 

Closed

 Closed

The Royal Society

Newton International Fellowship 

 Closed

Closed

The Royal Society

University Research Fellowship  

 13/07/2021

 07/09/2021

NERC

Independent Research Fellowship

 14/07/2021

14/10/2021

Imperial College London

Imperial College Research Fellowship

June 2021

Not accepting applications

Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund

ISSF Springboard Fellowships

 Closed

 We are not accepting applications for this round (2021)

EPSRC

EPSRC Fellowship Scheme

 Open

 Open

Fellowships

Lectureships

Lectureships

We have a strong history of being able to offer our Research Fellows tenure within the Department of Life Sciences as Lecturers/Readers. Fellows that have been successful include: James Murray, Cristina Banks-Leite, Abigail Clements, Giorgio Gilestro and Nadia Guerra.