Research fellowships are designed to promote and support research excellence in engineering. The Department and Imperial College London want to attract the most outstanding researchers, providing a high level of support and freedom to focus on the research through fellowships. Such prestigious research fellowship schemes provide the best opportunity to consolidate the standing of a researcher in their community and ultimately can help them leap from a postdoctoral researcher to an academic lecturer.
Research fellowship schemes are very competitive as only a very small number can be supported by the Department and College. Hence, to be able to secure sponsorship (as each application must be supported by a sponsor who is a senior, permanent member of the academic staff) applicants need to go through our Departmental selection process first, which is explained in more detail in the pages below.