Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

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.

Statement of Expectations for Fellows

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has published its Statement of Expectations for Fellows, which sets out common principles for all Research Council-funded fellows.

Key facts

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.

How to apply

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.

Timetable

Decisions on who to invite for interview will be made mid/late January 2016.

Interviews will be held mid February 2016.

Organisational Structure

expandCurrent list of STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships
Fellow Institution
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

Links

Contacts

Fellowships and general enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)1793 413 195
Email Fellowships team

 

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