Join us and become a future research leader in Wales.
We believe Cardiff University is one of the best places in the UK to be an early career researcher, and we are always looking for the next generation of rising stars to join us. If you are looking to move to Cardiff then we would be delighted to be your host institution for one of the many competitive and prestigious Fellowships available, working with you to boost international research capacity in Wales. Please see below for some of the opportunities currently available.
Other funding opportunities
If these schemes are not suitable for you, there are a number of other funding opportunities that will enable you to hold a fellowship at Cardiff University.
We welcome enquiries from potential applicants to the various UK European and International funding schemes available to early career researchers and encourage you to make contact with a potential sponsor and/or Head of School at Cardiff University to discuss your interest.
Cardiff University has excellent experience of and support for fellowship applications. There are a large number of fellowship funding schemes available to you and some of the major schemes are listed below. Follow the links below to learn more about your eligibility for each of these schemes and what level of funding is available.
UKRI - UK Research and Innovation
- MRC (Medical Research Council)
- EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
- NERC (Natural Environment Research Council)
- BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council)
- AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council)
- ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
- STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council)
European and international
Research in the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences at Cardiff University is supported by a number of major medical charities, some of whom support early career research via fellowships. Follow the links below to learn more about these opportunities.
Funding Schemes with university internal process
Funding schemes for flexible working
For individuals that require flexible working or returning to research after a career break:
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