The University of Surrey is always interested in attracting high-calibre researchers – both the next generation of rising stars and those further along the career path – to join us in applying for external fellowships or to apply to our internal fellowship programme. 

As a university we are committed to research excellence and to conducting research that seeks to answer global questions, drive innovation and deliver real-world impact. 

Internal fellowship opportunities

Surrey Research Fellowship (SRF)

The Surrey Research Fellowship is an exciting new opportunity for exceptional early career researchers to join a cohort of future academic leaders at the University of Surrey.

Find out more at our Jobs at Surrey site.

External fellowship opportunities

We're always keen to hear from exceptional researchers who want to apply for externally funded fellowships, with Surrey as their host institution. 

Please contact the relevant department, school or centre in the first instance. Please bear in mind that some external fellowship competitions will have an internal Surrey deadline that will be considerably earlier than the funder’s deadline.

UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships

The Future Leaders Fellowships, a scheme run by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), aims to grow the supply of talented individuals who can ensure that UK research and innovation continues to be world class. This highly competitive scheme will support early career researchers and innovators from universities, UK registered businesses and other research environments.

The funding offered will include the fellow's salary and justified research, staff and training costs on a long-term and flexible basis. Seven years of support is available and part-time applications will also be considered. There will be six deadlines with two calls per year between 2018-19 and 2020-21 (financial years).

The University is keen to encourage high-calibre researchers to contact the anticipated host department to discuss the opportunity and the initial internal selection process.

The internal competition for the May 2019 deadline is now closed.  Details for round 4 will be confirmed here when the UKRI has announced the next deadline.

To find out more contact researchdevelopment@surrey.ac.uk or visit the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships web page.

Support for early career researchers 

The Doctoral College offers a comprehensive package of support for early career researchers at Surrey. This includes the opportunity to develop research and professional skill sets, one to one support and academic and professional mentoring. 

To find out more please contact doctoralcollege@surrey.ac.uk.


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