Fellowship Opportunities

TRM team provide a comprehensive list of fellowships/grants that may be of interest to early career researchers who are looking to transition to managing their own independent research group.

ICAMS ERC Fellowship Guide - June 2019

Schemes from the following funders, popular within ICAMS, are included: British Heart Foundation, Academy of Medical Sciences, Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, Chief Scientist Office, Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, Cancer Research UK, Kidney Research UK and Diabetes UK.

LKAS Leadership Scheme:

The LKAS leadership scheme provides supplementary funding to those applying for externally funded fellowships or to those that wish to bring their existing externally-funded fellowship to Glasgow.

Further details on LKAS Leadership scheme can be found here.

Immediate (approx. 0-2 years postdoc)

Funder Scheme Scientific/Clinical Career Stage
BBSRC Discovery Fellowship (Previously Future Leader Fellowship) Scientific Junior (must have submitted PhD thesis and cannot have more than 5Y postdoctoral experience)
BHF Immediate Postdoctoral Basic Science Research Fellowships Scientific Junior (no more than 2Y postdoctoral experience)
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Clinical Research Training Fellowship Clinical Junior (allows researchers to begin undertaking a PhD)
MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF) Clinical Junior (designed to support researchers through a PhD)
Stroke Association  Postgraduate Fellowships Both Junior (allows researchers to undertake an MD/PhD)
UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship Scientific Junior (Transitioning to Research Independence)
Wellbeing of Women Research Training Fellowship Clinical Junior (allows medical graduates to undertake a PhD)
Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships Scientific Junior/Intermediate (final year PhDs/initial postdoctoral positions)

Intermediate (approx. over 3 years postdoc)

Funder Scheme Scientific/Clinical Career Stage
Action Medical Research Research Training Fellowship Both Intermediate (not more than 6Y postdoctoral experience)
BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship Scientific Intermediate (at least 3Y postdoctoral experience)
BHF Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowships Scientific Junior/ Intermediate (3-6Y postdoctoral experience)
Cancer Research UK Career Development Fellowship Scientific Intermediate/Senior (must have 3-8Y postdoctoral experience)
Cancer Research UK Career Establishment Award Scientific Intermediate/Senior (must have 3-8Y postdoctoral experience)
Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Fellowship Scientific Intermediate (3-6Y postdoctoral experience)
Stroke Association Postdoctoral Fellowships Both Intermediate (up to 6Y postdoctoral experience)

Senior (approx. over 6 years postdoc)

Funder Scheme Scientific/Clinical Career Stage
BHF Senior Basic Science Research Fellowships Scientific Intermediate/Senior (6-10Y postdoctoral experience)
Kidney Research UK Senior Fellowships (Non-Clinical) Scientific Senior (already conducting independent research)
MRC Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship (SNCF) Scientific Senior (proven track record of leading an independent research programme)
Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowships Scientific Intermediate/Senior (already independently driving a research programme)

Clinical

Funder Scheme Scientific/Clinical Career Stage
Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers Clinical Intermediate (must have PhD and working towards completion of speciality training)
Academy of Medical Sciences Clinician Scientist Fellowships Clinical Intermediate (approaching the end of consultant training or recently awarded consultant status)
BHF Clinical Research Training Fellowships Clinical Junior (post foundation Y2 but before CCT)
BHF Intermediate Clinical Research Fellowships Clinical Intermediate (up to 2Y specialised training post-CCT)
BHF Senior Clinical Research Fellowships Clinical Senior (3-6Y postdoctoral experience plus CCT)
Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship Clinical Senior (must hold PhD, CCT and have 3Y postdoctoral experience)
CSO Clinical Academic Fellowships Clinical Junior (designed to support researchers through a PhD)
CSO Joint NES/CSO Postdoctoral Clinical Lectureships Clinical Intermediate (must have a PhD and be working towards completion of speciality training)
CSO NHS Research Scotland/Universities Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship Clinical Senior (must have a PhD, postdoctoral experience and be looking to develop an independent programme)
Kidney Research UK Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF) Clinical All levels
MRC Clinician Scientists Fellowship (CSF) Clinical Intermediate/Senior (applicants must already hold a PhD)
Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellowships Clinical Intermediate (post CCT with PhD thesis submitted)

Career re-entry/flexible

Funder Scheme Scientific/Clinical Career Stage
BHF Career Re-entry Research Fellowship Scientific All levels

All Levels

Funder Scheme Scientific/Clinical Career Stage
MRC Career Development Award (CDA): Transition to Independence Scientific All levels