Postdoctoral fellowship opportunities

Below is an overview of Postdoctoral Fellowships in/to the United Kingdom. These have a special focus on psychology, neuroscience, development and mental health. They vary in remit, duration and eligibility – Be sure to check the current scheme notes as they are subject to change.

Charities

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoc fellowship

https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/sir-henry-wellcome-postdoctoral-fellowships

Daphne Jackson Fellowship [requires career break]

https://daphnejackson.org/

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (ECF)

https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships

Branco-Weiss Fellowship

https://brancoweissfellowship.org/

Jacobs Foundation Fellowship

https://jacobsfoundation.org/en/activity/jacobs-foundation-research-fellowship-program/

Human Frontiers Fellowship

http://www.hfsp.org/funding/postdoctoral-fellowships

Research Councils

British Academy Postdoc fellowship

https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/british-academy-postdoctoral-fellowships

UKRI future leader fellowship

https://bbsrc.ukri.org/funding/filter/future-leader-fellowship/

MRC Skills Development Fellowships

https://mrc.ukri.org/skills-careers/fellowships/skills-development-fellowships/

MRC career development award

https://mrc.ukri.org/skills-careers/fellowships/non-clinical-fellowships/career-development-award-cda-transition-to-independence/

BBSRC Discovery Fellowships

https://bbsrc.ukri.org/funding/filter/discovery-fellowships/

BBSRC David Philips fellowships [minimum 3 year postdoc experience required]

https://bbsrc.ukri.org/funding/filter/david-phillips/

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

https://esrc.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/postdoctoral-fellowships/

ESRC New Investigator Grants

https://esrc.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/new-investigator-grants/

NIHR Advanced Fellowship

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/our-research-community/NIHR-academy/nihr-training-programmes/fellowship-programme/nihr-advanced-fellowship.htm

Societies

Royal Society University Research Fellowship

https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/university-research/

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship [for those who require flexible working]

https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/dorothy-hodgkin-fellowship/

Newton International Fellowships

https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-international/

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowships in Science or Engineering

https://www.royalcommission1851.org/awards/?award=research

Brain postdoc award

https://guarantorsofbrain.org/grants/post-doc-brain-entry-fellowships/

Miscellaneous

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowships

https://www.forwomeninscience.com/en/fellowships

AXA fellowship [max 5 year post PhD]

https://www.axa-research.org/en/page/AXA-Fellowships?xtatc=INT-1-%5BAXA_FELLOWSHIPS%5D

Marie Curie

https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/

The Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Programme [Cambridge only, similar schemes exist elsewhere, often called ‘Chancellors awards’ or ‘Chancellors fellowships’]

https://www.opda.cam.ac.uk/career-development/Borysiewicz-fellowship

NARSAD Young Investigator Grants [US based but can be spent in UK]

https://www.bbrfoundation.org/grants-prizes/narsad-young-investigator-grants

Parke Davis Exchange Fellowship [Cambridge specific]

http://ww.bio.cam.ac.uk/funding/parkedavis

Action on Hearing Loss Pauline Ashley Fellowship scheme [hearing research only]

https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/finding-cures/apply-for-research-grants/action-on-hearing-loss-pauline-ashley/