RSE Personal Research Fellowships

Funding area: Career Development, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Social Science

The Research Fellowship scheme aims to provide outstanding researchers, who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen field, with the opportunity to build an independent research career.

Applications are accepted from researchers with two to six years postdoctoral experience, working in the physical, computational, engineering, biological, medical, natural and social disciplines. Preference will be given to research likely to enhance the transfer of ideas and technology from the research community into increasing sustainable economic growth for all. The research projects proposed must align to one or more of the Scottish Government’s National Outcomes.

Following a review of the Personal Research Fellowship scheme, the RSE is hoping to offer a new type of Research Grant in place of the Personal Research Fellowship but the timing of this cannot be confirmed yet. Please keep an eye on this website for updates. We can confirm that the previous Personal Research Fellowship will not be offered in its traditional form and we will update this page as soon as we have any further information to share. 

Fund duration

5 years.