This scheme provides a funding opportunity for early-career researchers from the broad discipline of natural sciences which includes biological and research and chemistry. Applications are developed with the support of a UK sponsor who will work with the lead to develop the proposal and provide mentoring, guidance and support throughout the duration of the award. 

Scheme at a glance:

About the scheme:

The British Academy and the Royal Society jointly run this scheme.

Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of Natural Sciences, which includes biological, research and chemistry. You can find a full list of scientific areas supported by the Royal Society listed here.

Applications are welcome from all countries. For more information on eligibility criteria and the application process, visit the Royal Society website.

Level of funding:

The maximum award value will be up to £280,000 over 2 years.

Duration of funding:

Fellowships awarded in 2024 will be 2 years in duration

Additional Information:

The deadline for new applications is 13 March 2024.

The Royal Society website contains much more detailed information on the Eligibility and suitability criteria for this funding opportunity, what the funding covers and how to apply. Along with useful documents to aid your application. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact The Royal Society directly.

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