Research Career Re-entry Fellowships

This scheme offers postdoctoral research scientists the opportunity to re-establish their scientific careers after a continuous break from research of at least two years.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Intermediate, Senior, Returning to research

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

Up to 4 years

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply

Definitions

Intermediate

You’re consolidating your research career. You lead on research projects and are establishing a research team.

Senior

You’re an experienced researcher responsible for the strategic direction of your research programme(s) and team(s).

Returning to research

You’re returning to a research career after a break of two years or more.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Clinical

You're a clinically qualified medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

May 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    4 May 2017

  • Full application deadline

    10 July 2017

  • Interviews

    8–10 November 2017

October 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    16 October 2017

  • Full application deadline

    15 December 2017

  • Interviews

    25–27 April 2018

Contact us

Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.

Or call

+44 (0)20 7611 5757

If you have a question about the scope and content of your proposal, contact the relevant person in our Science team.

People we've funded