Newcastle University Research Fellowship Scheme

This scheme is supported in part by the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund

Are you a future research leader?

We are committed to attracting potential research leaders from around the world to develop their careers at Newcastle. We are offering a number of exciting new fellowship opportunities for outstanding post-doctoral scientists, in the areas of Cellular and Genetic Medicine, Neuroscience, Cancer, Ageing and Chronic Disease, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Health and Society, Dentistry and Oral Health.

The Newcastle University Research Fellowship Scheme offers flexible fellowship funding and support to enable the highest calibre researchers prepare external fellowship applications and move towards an independent research career. In addition to a salaried fellowship position, you will be mentored by experts and work with our leading researchers to develop independently-led projects taking full advantage of the scientific and translational culture in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. Competitive start-up packages are also available.

These positions will be available within our Research Institutes, all of which support a dynamic research environment and staff grouping with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities. These fellowships will complement existing research strengths, focussing on areas of strategic importance.

You must have a PhD in the subject area, a strong publication record and be eligible and highly competitive for prestigious externally-funded fellowship awards as appropriate to their level of post-doctoral experience.

There are two types of fellowship available through the Newcastle University Research Fellowship Scheme:

Newcastle University Research Fellowships

Our five-year Newcastle University Research Fellowships are aimed at outstanding researchers with at least five years of active post-doctoral experience and an emerging reputation for innovative research.

You will be expected to establish an international reputation and secure independent funding by the end of the fellowship. During the fellowship you will be supported and mentored to meet your potential. If you meet the expectations agreed at the start you will be offered an open-ended appointment.

Find out more about Newcastle University Research Fellowships, including how to apply.

Faculty Fellowships

We also offer flexible Faculty Fellowship opportunities for outstanding researchers with 0-6 years of active post-doctoral research experience, who plan to apply to national fellowship schemes.

Find out more about Faculty Fellowships, including how to apply.

Applications for both of our Fellowships are usually invited in April and September, however subject specific calls may be announded at any time throughout the year. Please check back regularly.

External Fellowships

If you already have external fellowship funding that you can bring to Newcastle or would like to consider Newcastle as your host institution for a future fellowship application, we would welcome hearing from you.

We can provide support to help you to maximise your chances of funding success, and career fast tracking may be available.

For further information, please contact