Senior Research Fellowships 2018

The 2nd and 3rd cycles of application for Senior Research Fellowships 2018 have been opened. Independent researchers who wish to address the most important scientific issues and who are leaders in their field will be supported by the program. The duration of the program is 7 years. Candidates can renew for a maximum of 5 years. The scholarship can be organized part-time.

Advantages of this Program:

A basic salary determined by the host organization for a maximum duration of 7 years (after renewal of 50% of base salary up to 5 years)

A scholarship supplement of £ 12500 if you are paid on a non-clinical salary scale

Moving expenses

Research costs

If you are outside the European Economic Area and your host organization is in the United Kingdom, you are sure to have approved a visa application.


Candidates are currently running their own independent research program

Must have a graduate degree (PhD or equivalent) and significant research experience

You should be able to show:

your work is important, original and has an impact

you have made important contributions to your area of research

you develop an international reputation as a leader in research in your field

you commit to developing and mentoring less experienced researchers

Your host organization must be in one of the following:


Republic of Ireland

a low- and middle-income country (only nationals of low- and middle-income countries have this third option)

All candidates with a senior fellowship supported by another funding body may apply for a senior research grant of up to 5 years (not 7 years) with a 50% salary contribution. In this case, you will not be able to apply for renewal

Your research proposal must

to be in the scientific mission of Wellcome

describe an innovative and ambitious work program

explain the approaches that will be used to execute this work program

be distinct from activities already supported by other awards.

In addition, you can not usually apply if:

you are currently applying for another Wellcome Award

you have already obtained the equivalent of two research grants from another donor

you are a researcher in India

For more information, please consult the official link.

Eligible regions: Open for All.


Apply via the Apply Now link.

July deadline: July 24, 2018

November deadline: November 12, 2018

Registration deadline: November 12, 2018



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