This section features useful links within the College’s website to help you find a potential sponsor.

Each application must be supported by a sponsor who is a senior, permanent member of staff within the Academic and Research Family at Imperial College, most likely a Principal Investigator. Where an interdisciplinary project is proposed it is possible to include additional sponsors but there is a requirement for a lead sponsor.

Applicants are required to move from their existing sponsor to a new one, to increase both their independence and their breadth of experience.

It is your responsibility to find a sponsor to support your application and mentor you throughout the fellowship; applications that are not fully supported by an identified Sponsor will not be considered. Sponsors must be in a position to provide equipment and space to Imperial College Research Fellows. Sponsors must be permanent members of staff at Imperial; Honorary members of staff are not eligible to be Sponsors.

Sponsors are limited to support a single fellowship application in each competition and may only sponsor one Imperial College Research Fellow at any one time. A list of current sponsors who are likely to be unavailable to sponsor a new fellow (sponsorship may be possible in cases where the ICRF has recently moved on from the scheme or is about to).