Independent research fellowships

Our programme for Independent Research Fellows is designed to establish you as a research leader in an ambitious, vibrant and supportive environment.


Long-term Fellows in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield get:

  • the offer of an academic position after their Fellowship
  • a PhD student to kick-start their research portfolio

Apply for a Fellowship

Fellowship schemes in mathematics and statistics

The following fellowship schemes are particularly suitable for researchers in mathematics and statistics. Follow the link above for more information about applying for a fellowship, and our deal for independent research fellows.

We welcome enquiries from anyone considering an application for a fellowship and nominating the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield as the host institution.

Please either contact a relevant member of the academic staff or email the Head of School ( with brief details of your proposed application.

Scheme Duration (months) Deadline
Royal Society University Research Fellowships 60 Early September
Marie Curie Individual Fellowships 24 Early September
ERC Grants ≤60 Varies
EPSRC Fellowships 36-60 July and December
MRC Fellowships   Varies
BBSRC Fellowships 36-60  
UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships 48-84  
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 36 March
Newton International Fellowships 24  
Royal Society for the Exhibition of 1851, Research Fellowships 36 February
STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 60 September
NERC Independent Research Fellowships 60 October

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