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Royal Society-EPSRC Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships for Scientists in UK, 2019

The Royal Society in partnership with Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is offering the Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships to support outstanding scientists in the UK. The citizens of EEA (includes EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or a Swiss citizen can apply for these Dorothy Hodgkin fellowships.

The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

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This scheme is for outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues.

  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for conducting research in the UK.
  • Study Subject:  The scheme covers all areas of the Life and Physical Sciences, including Engineering, but excluding Clinical Medicine.
  • The award can be taken at the UK

Eligibility

Applicants can apply for this scheme if they:

  • are at an early stage of their research career (have completed their  PhD but have no more than 6
  • years of research experience post PhD by the closing date of the round)
  • do not hold a permanent post in a university or not-for-profit organisation in the European Economic Area (EEA) or in Switzerland
  • are a citizen of the EEA or are a Swiss citizen (or have a relevant connection to the EEA or Switzerland)
  • The European Economic Area (EEA) consists of the European Union (including the UK) plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.

Nationality: Citizens of EEA (includes EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or a Swiss citizen can apply for these Dorothy Hodgkin fellowships.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The mode of application is online. Applications should be submitted through the Royal Society’s electronic grant application system (e-GAP).
  • Supporting Material: Applicants should submit:
    Research Proposal
    Statement of Qualification and Career
    List of Publications
    Other required documents.
  • Entrance Requirement: In order to be eligible applicants are at an early stage of their research career (have completed their  PhD but have no more than 6 years of research experience post PhD by the closing date of the round)

Benefits

The scheme provides funding for 5 years. It covers:

  • The applicant’s salary costs up to a maximum of £39,389.64, estate costs and indirect costs for 5 years. Under the full economic costing model, 80% of these costs will be met by the Royal Society.
  • Research expenses (up to £13,000 for the first year and up to £11,000 annually thereafter)
  • Successful Dorothy Hodgkin fellows and university research fellows who are about to start their first
  • year are eligible to apply for a research grant of up to £150,000. A significant proportion of first-year Dorothy Hodgkin fellows and university research fellows will receive this additional start-up grant.

Application Deadline: Closed

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