The Ernest Rutherford Fellowships will enable early career researchers with clear leadership potential to establish a strong, independent research programme. They will encourage talented researchers in UK universities to remain in the country and at the same time attract outstanding overseas researchers to the UK.
An analysis of Fellows who have completed their Fellowship since 2006, disclosed all Fellows were employed and held permanent jobs. Further details showing the key benefits of a Fellowship can be found in the analysis of questionnaires.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) has published its Statement of Expectations for Fellows, which sets out common principles for all Research Council-funded fellows.
Each Fellowship will last for five years, with up to 12 being offered annually. The aim is to support future scientific leaders to establish a strong, independent research programme.
Ernest Rutherford Fellowships are intended for early career researchers who do not have an academic position.
Applicants must have a PhD and a minimum of five years’ research experience from the start of the postgraduate programme leading to the award of a PhD and 1 September 2016 with, normally, a minimum of two years’ postdoctoral experience.
The Ernest Rutherford Grant Funding scheme is no longer available for successful fellowship applicants.
Closing date for applications is 24 September 2015 at 16:00
You are advised to contact your proposed host department as early as possible and certainly well ahead of the deadline for submission of applications. Departments may have internal processes to select which candidates to support and the timetables for these vary.
Applications are encouraged from those seeking to resume a research career, following a period of absence from active research. Details can be found on our Returner Fellowships web page.
To apply for an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship you are strongly advised to read the guidance notes. These contain the rules and regulations for the scheme and advise on completing the online application form in Je-S.
Decisions on who to invite for interview will be made mid/late January 2016.
Interviews will be held mid February 2016.
|Dr Matthew Auger||University of Cambridge|
|Dr Simon Badger||University of Edinburgh|
|Dr George Becker||University of Cambridge|
|Dr Thomas Cocolios||The University of Manchester|
|Dr Greig Cowan||University of Edinburgh|
|Dr Timothy Davis||University of Hertfordshire|
|Dr Oscar Dias||University of Southampton|
|Dr Simon Dye||University of Nottingham|
|Dr Jay Farihi||University College London|
|Dr Robert Fear||University of Leicester|
|Dr Poshak Gandhi||Durham University|
|Dr Marco Gersabeck||The University of Manchester|
|Dr Scott Gregory||University of St Andrews|
|Dr Roxanne Guenette||University of Oxford|
|Dr Nina Hatch||University of Nottingham|
|Dr Andrew Hillier||University of Cambridge|
|Dr Robert Izzard||University of Cambridge|
|Dr Caitriona Jackman||University of Southampton|
|Dr David Jess||Queen’s University Belfast|
|Dr Izaskun Jimenez-Serra||University College London|
|Dr Benjamin Joachimi||University College London|
|Dr Andreas Korn||University College London|
|Dr Stefan Kraus||University of Exeter|
|Dr Sungjay Lee||University of Cambridge|
|Dr Gavin Lotay||University of Surrey|
|Dr Mikako Matsuura||Cardiff University|
|Dr Alexander Mitov||University of Cambridge|
|Dr Padelis Papadopoulos||University of Cardiff|
|Dr Kristian Peters||University of Manchester|
|Dr Juan Rojo||University of Oxford|
|Dr Nic Ross||University of Edinburgh|
|Dr Pat Scott||Imperial College London|
|Dr Antonino Sergi||University of Birmingham|
|Dr Colin Snodgrass||Open University|
|Dr Maiko Takahashi||University of Manchester|
|Dr Rita Tojeiro||University of St Andrews|
|Dr John Veitch||University of Birmingham|
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