There are outstanding opportunities for becoming a postdoctoral researcher (PDRA) in our lab at Imperial College London. Below is a list of multiple existing funding schemes. Dr Petar Kormushev is available to mentor potential Post-Doc applicants on research topics related to robotics and machine learning. Interested candidates should contact Dr Kormushev by e-mail well before submitting their application.

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

  • UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships - suitable for applicants with postdoctoral-level experience.
  • The FLF scheme welcomes applications from both UK and international applicants.

Imperial College Research Fellowships

  • Imperial's prestigious Imperial College Research Fellowships sustain the brightest and best early career researchers from across the world.
  • As an Imperial College Research Fellow (ICRF) you will receive a 4-year fellowship which includes a competitive salary, research and travel expenses of up to £45,000.

Marie-curie fellowship

  • The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality.
  • Researchers working across all disciplines are eligible for funding.
  • The MSCA also support industrial doctorates, combining academic research study with work in companies, and other innovative training that enhances employability and career development.

Imperial College JRF (Junior Research Fellowship)

  • A competitive salary
  • Research and travel expenses of up to £45,000
  • Personal mentoring support from a senior Imperial academic
  • The chance to take full responsibility for setting and directing your own research agenda

Royal Society URF (University Research Fellowship)

  • 80% of the basic salary costs up to £39,389.64 in the first year, estates costs and indirect costs
  • Research expenses (up to £13,000 for the first year and up to £11,000 annually thereafter)

Royal Society Fellowships for researchers from North America and Asia

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowship

Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship

  • Freedom to concentrate on basic research in any field of engineering
  • The services of a mentor to offer advice and to facilitate the formation of industrial links

EPSRC Fellowships

  • EPSRC has defined three career stages (postdoctoral, early and established career) and the attributes expected at each stage.
  • Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed on a rolling basis at a review panel.

Newton International Fellowships

  • This scheme is for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK.
  • Eligibility requirements: to have a PhD, no more than 7 years of full-time postdoctoral experience, work outside the UK, and not hold UK citizenship


Leverhulme foundation


Swiss National Science Foundation

  • For researchers having done 3 years of research in Switzerland or being Swiss nationals