press release
Published: 21 January 2020

Surrey Research Fellowship (SRF) competition (2nd Round).

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the 2nd round of the Surrey Research Fellowship (SRF) competition.

About the scheme

The SRF competition is designed specifically to provide highly talented ECRs with the time and support to enable them to develop into an independent leader in their area of research. All SRFs will have access to an exceptional programme of support offered by our Doctoral College as well as support for progressing research along the innovation pipeline where relevant.

What the scheme covers

The University will provide funding for up to 3 Fellows for up to 3 years and the successful candidates will join a cohort of fellows.  Funding will cover salary (with on-costs) at an RA2 level (£41,526 to £49,553) and up to £15, 000 per annum for travel, consumables and/or other research expenses that will help advance the career of the Fellows.


Applicants will have an academic Sponsor at the University of Surrey and should have been awarded their PhD no more than five years prior to the closing date of this competition.  Award date as shown on the PhD. To be eligible, applicants must have been awarded their PhD between 20 February 2015 and 19 February 2020.

Applicants may be internal or external.  Both internal and external applicants need to have a named Sponsor who must be a permanent academic member of staff at the University. Current Line Managers cannot be Sponsors. Deans or Heads of Departments can be sponsors but must seek approval by their own line managers.


Deadline: 20 February 2020 (midnight-GMT)

To apply, please visit The University’s Current Job Opportunities . For UK Visa reasons, Fellows will be appointed as members of staff.

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