Fellowship Programme

Whether you're an established researcher at the University of Sheffield or aspiring to join us, we’re seeking excellent Fellowship candidates to support us in our mission to tackle some of the biggest global challenges of our time.

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As a Fellowship holder, you will be joining one of the top Computer Science Departments in the UK. Our researchers regularly publish in the top journals and conferences, and this is translated to real-world impact. 

We encourage multi-disciplinary research and support this through a number of mechanisms including joint appointments with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and also the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

As a Fellowship holder in our Department you will find a collegiate, supportive and collaborative environment in which to develop your career and realise your potential. 

We welcome candidates from the UK and overseas, and we host Fellows at all stages of career development.

For more information or to express interest in a fellowship, please download and return the following form:

Fellowship opportunities and expression of interest

What are research Fellowships and why should I apply for one?

  • Whilst research grants tend to focus primarily on funding a research project, Fellowships tend to focus more on the individual and provide a large amount of dedicated time to focus on individual research.

  • An early career Fellowship is a great route into a research career. Winning a Fellowship is a way to proactively create a job for yourself without relying on the academic job market.

  • Fellowships are usually 'responsive mode', which means that the applicant decides the research topic (as long as it is within the funder’s remit). Early career Fellowships usually operate on an annual funding cycle, with call deadlines at the same time each year. You apply with the support of the 'host' institution, and will usually work closely with an academic mentor or supervisor, both on your application and throughout the lifetime of your project.

  • Fellowships allow you to pursue your own research agenda, gain valuable experience, build your CV to put you in a strong position to apply for permanent posts.

How do I apply?

There are a variety of independent Fellowships available, from a range of funding sources. 

Here are a few links to get you started:

UKRI Fellowships

Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowships

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

There are many other independent Fellowship schemes available, with varying deadlines and criteria.

If you have any queries about our Fellowship programme, please contact our Director of Research, Professor Rob Hierons (r.hierons@sheffield.ac.uk)

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