Faculty of Medical Sciences

Research Fellowship Scheme


Are you a future research leader? 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. We offer two main research fellowship schemes for outstanding post-doctoral scientists:

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

Fellows will be based in one of the following Institutes. 

The Faculty Career Development Group plays an active role in supporting and mentoring our research fellows. Meet some of our research fellows and find out how the Faculty has supported their career development.



For general enquiries fms-ecr@newcastle.ac.uk.

Newcastle University Research Fellowships

Develop your independent research career at Newcastle University.

A Newcastle University Research Fellowship (NURF) is for early to mid-career research scientists. A NURF provides up to 5 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.


  • PhD in the subject area
  • outstanding publication record
  • relevant active post-doctoral experience
  • eligible for external funding

Support Available

The fellow will be provided with mentorship and development support and resourced to establish their own independent research team, including a competitive start up package (comprising consumables and PhD studentship funding).  If successful in sustaining and growing an internationally competitive group, fellows can expect to be offered an open ended Faculty appointment at the end of the fellowship term.

How to apply

We do not have any vacancies at present.



For general enquiries fms-ecr@newcastle.ac.uk

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 2 years funding, with the possibility of an extension to 3 years based on performance.


  • PhD in the subject area in the last 5 years
  • strong publication record
  • eligible for externally funded fellowship awards

How to apply

Recruitment for Faculty Fellows will open on 1st March 2019.




For general enquiries fms-ecr@newcastle.ac.uk.