Support for applicants

Support for applicants

The University of Glasgow welcomes those looking to return to work after an period of absence or those who require a flexible working pattern, and supports schemes such as The Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships and The Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowships.

External Applicants

If you are interested in applying for an externally-funded fellowship and would like to undertake your research at the University of Glasgow, please contact the relevant College Research Office. For more information on research expertise in the Colleges, please see the College links below.

College Research OfficeEmail
College of Arts arts-lkas@glasgow.ac.uk
College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences mvls-research-office@glasgow.ac.uk
College of Science & Engineering Lynne.Brown@glasgow.ac.uk
College of Social Sciences socsci-research-office@glasgow.ac.uk

Internal Applicants

If you are a member of staff at the University of Glasgow, and you are interested in making a fellowship application, the University has a number of support mechanisms to help you with your application and interview:

  • Staff development workshops - there are a number of courses available including a Fellowship Interviews workshop. 
  • Annual Research Staff Conference - if you come along to the Conference you will hear from funders or previous applicants / panel members, as well as focus on specific elements of the application process.

Contact your College Research Office (emails below) to find out about processes for internal review of applications.  The Guide to Fellowship Applications‌ should help you get started with putting together an application and finding out where you can get advice on specific parts of it. 

College Research OfficeEmail
College of Arts arts-lkas@glasgow.ac.uk
College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences mvls-research-office@glasgow.ac.uk
College of Science & Engineering Lynne.Brown@glasgow.ac.uk
College of Social Sciences socsci-research-office@glasgow.ac.uk

The interview stage 

If you have been successful in getting to interview stage then congratulations! The University will be pleased to help you arrange a mock interview to help with your preparation. Please discuss this with your PI in the first instance, followed by your College Research Office.

Interdisciplinary Researchers’ Network

Once you are successful then you are welcome to join the University's Interdisciplinary Researchers’ Network. The network exists to support holders of personal Fellowships and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration. For further information about joining this network please contact angela.bradshaw@glasgow.ac.uk.


Athena Swan
The University is the recipient of an institutional Bronze Award from the Athena SWAN Awards, which recognise commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education. In addition to the institutional award, the University has been awarded a number of departmental Silver and Bronze Awards, recognising gender equality work within specific Schools and Institutes. For more details and the University’s awards, visit the University’s Athena SWAN pages.

Researcher Development
In 2010, Glasgow was one of the first Universities in the UK to be awarded the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award on the basis of its on-going commitment to implementing the Concordat for the Career Development of Research Staff. Following external peer review by the European Commission in 2015, the University successfully retained our HR Excellence in Research Award.

Key achievements since 2010 include the launch of a Code of Practice for the Management of Research Staff, increased research staff presence on decision making bodies and expectations for a commitment to career development becoming embedded into everyday processes for PIs and researchers. In the last six years, Glasgow has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Support for Early-Career Researchers on five occasions.

For more information, visit the University’s Researcher Development pages