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Support for rising research stars

2021 CALL NEWS:  It is expected that the 2021 competition (for fellowship starting in 2022) will be launched in late-June 2021, with an anticipated application deadline of 23 August 2021.  General information on the ICRF opportunity can be found on these pages and is not expected to change significantly ahead of the upcoming call (see tabs above-left for 'Information for applicants', 'Information for sponsors', 'FAQs', 'Our cohorts').

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.