EPSRC-UKRI Innovation Fellowship Program in the United Kingdom

The EPSRC-UKRI Innovation Fellowship Program is now open. This is intended to international students undertaking research in the area of Industrial Strategy. There are 65 – 85 fellowships are available. The closing date of application is no later than 9 November 2017.

Fellowship Description
The EPSRC is now accepting applications for EPSRC-UKRI Innovation Fellowships to pursue research in the UK. Applications are sought in alignment with the Industrial Strategy, in areas that have been identified as relevant to EPSRC or recognized priority areas at the interface of engineering and physical science research. These aim to support excellent engineering and physical sciences research aligned to the Industrial Strategy challenges as identified by the open priority areas.

Award Value
Up to £38.9 million is available for this call. EPSRC expects to fund 65-85 Fellows. Additional funding of up to £1.6 million from AHRC, a minimum of £1 million from BBSRC and up to £0.4 million from ESRC will be available for research at specified interfaces.

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Level and Area of Studies
Research program in the field of Industrial Strategy.

Place of Study
In the United Kingdom.

Eligibility and Criteria

  1. This call is aimed at innovative individuals in the early stages of their research career either in academia or industry, including but not limited to: experienced postdoctoral researchers, those with a junior academic post or researchers currently in the industry who would wish to transition to academia. We would not typically expect applicants to qualify as an early career researcher if they hold a senior position.
  2. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD by the start date of the fellowship or have equivalent experience. There are no eligibility rules based on years of postdoctoral experience or whether the applicant holds a permanent academic position.
  3. Consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a non-standard career path after their primary degree. Proposals are also welcomed from candidates who wish to re-establish themselves after a career break or other period of absence from active research.
  4. If applicants are employed part-time then they can apply for the Fellowship to be held part-time and extend pro-rata at the time of application.
  5. There are no nationality restrictions imposed by EPSRC although the fellowship should be held at an eligible UK Higher Education Institution or eligible UK Independent Research Organisation. An intention of this programme is to attract global talent to the UK, so proposals from non-UK nationals are encouraged. EPSRC Early Career Fellows are eligible for a Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa route which offers an accelerated visa route.
  6. You may only submit a full proposal for one EPSRC fellowship in any 12 month period so please consider carefully when you choose to submit your proposal. If you are rejected at the outline stage then you will still be eligible to apply for another EPSRC fellowship. For information on the eligibility of organisations and individuals to receive EPSRC funding, see the EPSRC Funding Guide: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/howtoapply/fundingguide/
  7. As this call is a targeted funding opportunity provided by EPSRC, higher education institutions, and some research council institutes and independent research organisations are eligible to apply.
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Applicants’ Nationality
International students are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
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Submission Deadline
9 November 2017.

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