Royal Society – Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship


Applications are welcomed for the Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship. 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.The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine, and female candidates are particularly invited to apply. 

This scheme offers holders the opportunity to:
— Hold appointments on a part-time basis or convert from full-time to part-time and back again to help match work and other commitments, such as parental or caring responsibilities etc.
— Claim back time spent deferring the fellowship and/or working part-time at the end of the fellowship.
— Claim some funds for family support where these can be justified on scientific grounds, e.g. the cost of child care during a conference or collaborative visit abroad (those funds can be applied for during the Fellowship).

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a current need for flexible support due to personal circumstances at the time of application. This can include current parenting or caring responsibilities (such as raising children or looking after ageing or seriously ill family members), clinically diagnosed health issues or other personal circumstances that create a need for a flexible working pattern. Please contact the grants team if you would like clarification on whether you meet this eligibility requirement.

Deadline for Applications: 12th January 2015
*Please note – all applications must go through your Research Facilitation team