Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for researchers who do not have a permanent academic position but wish to pursue a long term research career. These Fellowships offer the opportunity to pursue new and diverse areas of research at a chosen UK institution. Applications are particularly welcome from those seeking to resume a research career following a period of absence from active research (maternity, family or caring responsibilities, moving from a non-academic employment sector).
Applicants may apply to only one scheme; only one application to one Institution will be accepted. They enable less experienced researchers (i.e. those with no more than seven years' research experience between the start of the postgraduate programme leading to the award of a PhD and 1 September 2010) to devote themselves to independent and original research for a period of up to three years. Applicants must have or expect to have a PhD. STFC expects to make twelve awards each year.
The Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme has not made any new awards since the 2009/10 round.