A generic picture of a network computer

Support for rising research stars

Due to the current situation and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, both internationally and locally to Imperial, the decision has been made to suspend the 2020 Imperial College Research Fellowship competition to recruit fellows starting in 2021.

It is expected that the 2021 competition (for fellowship starting in 2022) will proceed as usual.

General details relating to the ICRF opportunity can be found on these pages.


Scheme Information: Summary

Imperial's prestigious Imperial College Research Fellowships sustain the brightest and best early career researchers from across the world, providing a level of commitment and support that is rare from a UK university.

As an Imperial College Research Fellow (ICRF) you will receive a four year fellowship which includes:

  • a competitive salary
  • research and travel expenses of up to £45,000
  • personal mentoring support from a senior Imperial academic
  • focussed careers support, training courses, and development opportunities from the College's Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre
  • the chance to take full responsibility for setting and directing your own research agenda

This support gives you the freedom to focus on your research and career trajectory, with no obligatory teaching or administration. For an idea of what the Fellowship can help you to achieve, please see the achievements of our past and current cohorts.

For information on the most recent round, including the application form and application guidelines, see the relevant tabs above ('Information for applicants', 'Information for sponsors', 'FAQs', 'Our cohorts')