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Major Research Fellowship Schemes

UK Research Councils

AHRC Arts and Humanities Various schemes to support ECRSs
BBSRC Biotechnology and Biological Sciences

Range of Fellowship schemes to support different career ambitions

EPSRC Engineering, Physical Sciences, Maths Fellowships based on person specification and EPSRC priority areas
ESRC Economics and Social Sciences New Investigator Grants
MRC Medical and Health Sciences Range of clinical and non-clinical fellowships to support all career stages
NERC Natural and Environmental Sciences Fellowships to support ECRs with career develpoment and industry collaborations
STFC Astronomy, Nuclear, Particle and Particle Astrophysics Fellowship schemes to support ECRs at different career stages
UKRI Cross council funding body

Future Leaders Fellowships - career establishment fellowships across all Research Council research area

Other Major UK Funders

Leverhulme Trust All research areas except medicine Early Career Fellowships (<4 years post submission of thesis)
Wellcome Trust Health and medicine research across life sciences, social sciences and medical humanities Several schemes from new postdoc to establishing career including career restart options
British Academy Social Sciences and Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme for ECRs with less than 3 years postoc experience (from date of viva)
NIHR Research arm of the NHS. Supports research to improve NHS services and patient outcomes Range of fellowships to support career development for postgrafduate and postdoctoral researchers

International Funders

Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowships All subject areas Career and skills development fellowships funded by the EU. Mobility is essential so you must move country to hold a MSCA-IF. Two options; either 2 years based in an EU or Associated country (European Fellowship) or 2 years based outside these countries with a further re-integration years based back in an EU or associated country (Global Fellowship)
European Research Council All subject areas 5 -year grants to support frontier research and to build research groups. Starting Grants (<7 years post PhD) and Consolidator Grants (7-12 years post PhD). Will need to be held in an EU or Associated country so may no be possible to hold in the UK post Brexit