How does BBSRC support fellowships?
BBSRC has schemes to support excellent researchers at various stages in their careers, providing a prestigious opportunity to develop their skills as a scientist, group leader and impact generator.
We invest in fellowships both directly, and in partnership with other organisations.
David Phillips Fellowships: Supports outstanding researchers to conduct very high-quality research and establish independent academic careers
Discovery Fellowships (previously Future Leader Fellowship): Supports researchers who show excellent potential and who wish to undertake independent research in a host research group and gain the skills required to be successful in future leadership roles
The Daphne Jackson Fellowship: Supports scientists wishing to return to research after a career break of two of more years. The scheme is administered by the Daphne Jackson Trust
- Apply to Returners to Research Fellowships (Daphne Jackson Fellowship)
- Current Daphne Jackson fellows
Enterprise Fellowships: Supports researchers to develop a full business plan and seek investment for a business idea based upon BBSRC research, and provides the training needed to achieve this successfully. This scheme is administered by the Royal Society of Edinburgh
- Apply to Enterprise Fellowships
UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship: Supports early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, and other research and user environments to tackle difficult and novel challenges with adventurous, ambitious programmes.
Applicants for a UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship are not permitted to simultaneously apply to the BBSRC Discovery Fellowship or David Phillips Fellowship call.
BBSRC’s expectations of Research Organisations who host Fellows and of the Fellows themselves, as well as details of BBSRC’s role in supporting Fellows, are set out in UK Research and Innovation's policy and frameworks webpage (see external links).