Research Fellowship Programmes

Develop your independent research career at Newcastle University

Our fellowship programmes are designed to attract and support competitive, developing researchers who wish to work in our key areas of research excellence, including: ageing, chronic disease, behaviour, stem cells, cancer, cell biology, genetics, drug development, health and society, neuroscience, and dentistry and oral health.

We're interested in those who have a clear intention of making an application for an external Fellowship to further their academic research career, and who already have a research standing that is compatible with success in national and international competitions

Successful candidates will join one of our research institutes - all of which support a dynamic research environment and staff grouping with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities.

The Faculty of Medical Sciences has a number of research fellowship opportunities available throughout the year:

Faculty Fellowship Programme

The Faculty Fellowship Programme offers short-term fellowships to support excellent candidates planning to apply for prestigious externally funded fellowships. A Faculty Fellowship will enable a researcher to gather independent pilot data and put together a high quality fellowship application. Applications are invited in April and October.

Find out more about the Faculty Fellowship Programme.

Newcastle University Research Fellowship Programme

The Newcastle University Research Fellowship is a fixed term fellowship (for up to 5 years) awarded to outstanding candidates to enable them to consolidate and extend their independent research activities, and apply for independent research funding. It's an exciting opportunity for early career scientists who aspire to be research leaders of the future.

Positions will be available within our Research Institutes and will complement existing research strengths, focussing on areas of strategic importance. Applications are generally invited in April and October, however subject specific calls may be announced at any time throughout the year. Please check back regularly.