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 by applying for external fellowships or apply to our internal fellowship programme.
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.
The seventh round of UKRI’s Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF) programme has been launched. UKRI’s FLF funds fellowships of up to seven years to support talented researchers or innovators who are transitioning to research or innovation leadership. It is a £100 million fund that enables early-career researchers to benefit from outstanding support to develop their career and to work on ambitious and novel challenges.
The current round has a deadline for outline proposals of 18 October 2022 and for full proposals of 6 December 2022.
Who should apply
The scheme is open to researchers and innovators from across business, universities, and other organisations. It welcomes applicants from around the world and seeks to attract and retain research and innovation talent in the UK.
Due to high demand for this scheme and a limit to the number of applications each university may submit, the University of Surrey will operate an internal selection process to identify and support the most promising internal and external applicants. The University is keen to encourage high-calibre external researchers to contact a potential host department to discuss this opportunity.
The University of Surrey’s internal deadline for expressions of interest is 4pm, 5 September 2022. Please see the further details in the selection process document (PDF). Please note, external applicants must have identified a mentor based at the University of Surrey and engaged with the relevant faculty internal selection process to be considered for this opportunity.
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The Surrey Future Fellows programme is an opportunity for early and mid-career researchers to push forward the frontiers of knowledge and make a real impact from their research. We’re looking for up to 40 Research Fellows to bring their ideas and unshakable curiosity to shape the next generation of world-class research at our university.
- Applications open on 10 October
- Closing deadline is on 18 November
- Virtual interviews will be held on 8, 9 or 12 December
- Successful candidates will be contacted shortly after the interview
- Fellowships begin in early 2023
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.
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