School of Biosciences

Research fellowship opportunities

Fellowships offer a protected path to develop your research and advance your training after a PhD

The School of Biosciences is committed to the development of outstanding research leaders to deliver an ambitious multi-disciplinary research strategy with strong emphasis on knowledge exchange and stakeholder engagement.

Our research fellows are highly regarded and considered essential to maintaining the vitality of our research and teaching environment.

Demonstrate yourself as a leader in your field

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Fellowships give researchers independence in their research direction and opportunity to develop other skills required to lead a successful research group. 

Attaining a fellowship demonstrates your passion for research and your ability to secure funding. In many cases fellowships are a step towards becoming a leader in your field.

Your fellowship in the School of Biosciences

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We have outstanding research facilities and an excellent track record of nurturing high quality early career researchers during their fellowship and beyond.

Fellows are expected to juggle research with training more junior researchers, developing international networks, building collaborations with stakeholders and sharing topical research with the general public. 


Fellowships support junior, experienced and career break applicants

There are a host of competitive fellowship schemes available from various funding bodies, charities and institutions to support you at different stages in your career.

These schemes provide the opportunity to build an independent research career and you are expected to be a strong candidate for future academic posts within the University.



How to apply for a fellowship with us

If you are interested in applying for a fellowship, you must contact the Research Operations team six weeks in advance of the application deadline by completing our online form.

Before submitting the form, you should have identified a suitable fellowship scheme and at least one academic mentor. An academic mentor is a senior researcher within the School of Biosciences who will work with you to develop your funding application, and may also be able to help you to identify a suitable fellowship scheme. Typically this person will be your research mentor when you arrive at the University.

Once you have submitted the online form, the Research Operations team will contact you to provide further information about the application process.


Meet our fellows

Over the course of your career at the University of Nottingham you will be make a demonstrable contribution to science, society and the economy. Find out about some of our inspiring fellows. 

Gary Mirams, a current Nottingham Research Fellow in the School of Mathematical Sciences has been focusing on the use of cardiac electro-physiology modelling for studying pharmaceutical drug safety.

Being a Nottingham Research Fellow allows Gary the time and support to deliver research that has real impact.


Dr Frankie Rawson, a current Nottingham Research Fellow in the School of Pharmacy has been working to develop smart novel electrochemical nano-system for studying and controlling cellular processes on a molecular scale.



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