L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship Awards for Women in Science 2016

The L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowships Programme for 2016 are now open for applications. Awards will be made to five outstanding female post-doctoral scientists a fellowship of £15,000.  This award is designed to provide practical help to aid female post-doctoral researchers in continuing their cutting-edge research. The award is paid directly to the beneficiary and the fellowship can be spent as the fellow wishes; it could buy a piece of scientific equipment, help to cover child care costs or be used to fund conference travel.

The fellowships are open to female postdoctoral researchers working in the field of life and physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences.   The deadline for applications is 11th March 2016.

More information and the online application form can be found here:




Call for Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship Applications


Final Reminder of Funder Deadline – 12 January 2016 

The Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin 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.  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.


  • The applicant 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.   [Although not made specific in the scheme guidance, in the past applicants have been unsuccessful where their caring responsibilities were outside the UK ].
  • Must be 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 12 January 2016).
  • Must not hold a permanent post in a university or not-for-profit organisation in the European Economic Area (EEA) or in Switzerland.
  • Must be a citizen of the EEA or a be a Swiss citizen (or have a relevant connection to the EEA or Switzerland).
  • The research must fall within the Natural Sciences.

Please speak to Kelly or Emma in Research Support if you are considering submitting an application.  Applications must be submitted on eGap to Research Services by Tuesday 5 January 2016.

More information can be found on the Royal Society’s website here:



CHIST-ERA Call for 2015


The CHIST-ERA Consortium (European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies ERA-NET) is calling for research proposals in the following two areas:

User-Centric Security, Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things – indicative budget is Euro 5,925,000

  • Terahertz Band for Next-Generation Mobile Communication Systems – indicative budget is Euro 4,675,000

The call deadline for both topics is 13 January 2016.   


  • The consortium must have a minimum of 3  partners located in at least 3 different eligible countries  (the expectation is that the consortium will have between 3 and 6 partners)
  • The consortium is balanced: no more than 60% of the total funding can be requested by any one country.
  • Research groups who are not eligible to receive funding from any organisation participating in the concerned topic may be part of a consortium if they are able to secure their own funding
  • Projects must have a duration of either 24 or 36 months.


  • 13 January 2016 – Deadline for proposal submission
  • July 2016 – Notification of accepted proposals
  • October 2016 – Projects start

More information and relevant documentation can be found here:


Please contact Research Support if you are considering putting in an application.

Alan Turing Fellowships

The Alan Turing Institute Fellowship Call is now online: https://turing.ac.uk/jobs/alan-turing-fellowships/

The Fellowships are for early career researchers and are for 3 years, with a possible additional 2 years of support. The deadline for application is 15 December 2015.

This is a unique opportunity for early career researchers to join The Alan Turing Institute, based at the Institute in the British Library, London. The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s new national data science institute, established to bring together world-leading expertise to provide leadership in the emerging field of data science. The Institute has been founded by the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Warwick and EPSRC and  the ATI fellowships will be awarded to individual candidates and fellows will be employed by one of the joint venture partner universities.

Alan Turing Fellowship applications can be made in all data science research areas. We have been advised that the ATI is particularly keen for women applicants.  Remuneration is described as “competitive with research fellowship pay scales” with an additional London living allowance.

Successful candidates are expected to have:

  • A PhD in a data science or adjacent subject (or to have submitted their doctorate before taking up the post)
  • An excellent publication record and/or demonstrated excellent research potential such as via preprints
  • A novel and challenging research agenda that will advance the strategic objectives of the Institute
  • Leadership potential.

In addition to the open call for the Alan Turing Fellowships, there are two specific fellowship programmes in data-centric engineering, and data-analytics and high-performance computing.  For further details of these particular programmes, please contact fellowship@turing.ac.uk.