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Early Career Research Fellowships

Accelerate your career at Warwick

Join a dynamic environment, where our cutting-edge research is fostered by access to world-class facilities, state of the art equipment, and specialist technical support.

Whether you are looking to make the move to Warwick Chemistry from another institution or are already part of our community, we have a strong track record of hosting early career researchers. We provide mentoring support and the resources to help you establish your scientific independence, and accelerate career trajectories into permanent academic posts.


Funding opportunities

We encourage you to check back frequently as we will update this list whenever calls are announced.

Express your interest

You might be applying for your first fellowship and need mentorship and a host lab, or have recently secured funding elsewhere but want to move to Warwick to develop your career further.

Either way, we would be happy to learn about your research plans. We can help suggest schemes appropriate for your career level, explore whether Warwick would be a good fit, and identify an appropriate mentor.

We accept expressions of interest all year round, but please note scheme application deadlines, and aim to approach us at least 12 weeks in advance if you have a scheme in mind unless we have specified a deadline.

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What happens to your Expression of Interest

We will pass your completed form and CV to senior subject specialists in the department for review. Our Fellowships Panel, which is made up of members of our Research Committee and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, will consider the reviews and your documents to best guide you in your ambitions. If there is a funder or institutional cap on the number of applications we can support, there will be a selection process. In these cases, expressions of interest are compared on the strength of the research proposal, the strategic fit for Warwick and track record of achievements.

Meet some of our current fellows

Dr Sebastian Pike
Royal Society URF

Dr Mark Senn
Royal Society URF

Dr Evelina Liarou

Dr Evelina Liarou
Leverhulme Trust ECF

Dr Alex Baker

Dr Alex Baker
Leverhulme Trust ECF
(January 2024)

Meet some of our former fellows

Dr Adrian Chaplin, Associate Reader 

Royal Society URF, 2010

Dr Christophe Corre,

Royal Society URF, 2011

Dr Matthew Gibson, Professor

Science City Fellow, 2009

Dr Ross Hatton,

RAE/EPSRC Fellow, 2007

Dr David Fox, Associate Professor

EPSRC Adv. Fellow, 2006

Dr Vas Stavros,

Royal Society URF, 2005

Dr. Claudia Blindauer, Professor

Royal Society OKF, 2004

Dr Julie Macpherson, Professor

Royal Society URF, 1999