Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science

This scheme provides support for established independent scientific researchers who are leaders in their field.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Basic, Public health

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

5 years (you can apply for renewal after this time)

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply


Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

Republic of Ireland

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

Develop your research career

See our other schemes for researchers who are interested in leading a research programme.

Key dates

We consider applications three times a year.

November 2017 round

  • Full application deadline

    27 November 2017, 17:00 GMT

  • Shortlisting

    January 2018

  • Interviews

    10–12 April 2018

March 2018 round

  • Full application deadline

    12 March 2018, 17:00 GMT

  • Shortlisting

    April 2018

  • Interviews

    17–19 July 2018

Contact us

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

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

Clare Lloyd

Clare Lloyd Professor of Respiratory Immunology, Imperial College London Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science

Clare Lloyd

The flexibility is good – you can go where the science leads you.
Charles Wondji

Charles Wondji Reader, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science

Charles Wondji

The security of five years' funding gave me peace of mind and has enabled me to concentrate on my main research programme.
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