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Fellowship schemes

Fellowship schemes

Find out about our fellowship opportunities for outstanding post-doctoral scientists.

We want to attract future research leaders from around the world and support them to develop successful academic careers at Newcastle University. Our Faculty offers two main research fellowship schemes for outstanding post-doctoral scientists:

  • Faculty Fellowships for early career scientists
  • Newcastle University Research Fellowships for early to mid-career scientists

The University also offers Newcastle University Academic Track Fellowships.

Faculty Fellowships

Flexible awards for early stages post-doctoral researchers who plan to apply for externally funded fellowships.

A Faculty Fellowship is for early career scientists to develop an original research idea and secure external fellowship funding. The Fellowship provides two years funding, with the possibility of an extension to three years based on performance.

During the Fellowship I have had excellent support, including funding, training and mentorship.

Dr Peter Taylor, Faculty Fellow.

Newcastle University Research Fellowships

Develop your independent research career at Newcastle University

A Newcastle University Research Fellowship is for early to mid-career research scientists. A Research Fellowship provides up to five years funding to develop your independent research activities.

You will have access to our excellent scientific facilities and will be provided with your own laboratory space. Regular constructive review and mentoring by senior academics will help you realise your potential and support your transition to an independent research leader.

Securing these Fellowships from the University has been essential for my transition from research associate to independent researcher.

Dr Henrick Strahl von Shulten, Newcastle University Research Fellow.

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