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