The Royal Society University Research Fellowship
The Royal Society, London

All Nationalities
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
United Kingdom

Scholarship Overview

The Royal Society, London invites applications from scientists with PhD degree for The Royal Society University Research Fellowship 2020-21. All those scientists who are in the early years of their research career can access this fellowship benefit. This fellowship aims to support outstanding scientists in becoming independent research leaders. Selected research scientists would receive a salary of up to GBP 40,681.46 in the first year and other benefits such as estate costs, indirect costs, research expenses, equipment costs, etc. 


  • GBP 40,681.46 in the 1st year (up to 80% of the basic salary), estates costs and indirect costs
  • Contribution to research expenses of GBP 13,000 in the first year and GBP 11,000 per year afterwards
  • Additional research expenses of up to GBP 40,000 in 2020/21
  • Contribution to a postdoctoral research assistant and/or 4 year PhD studentship
  • Equipment costs
  • Assistance for public engagement activities
  • Funding for professional development and training purpose


This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by July2021. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Have 3 to 8 years of research experience after completing his/her PhD.
  • Not hold a permanent post in any university or non-profit research organisation
  • Not hold or have held a fellowship of the same nature

How To Apply

  • Follow the steps below to apply for the fellowship:

    Step 1: Click here to visit the Flexi-Grant management system of the Royal Society.
    Step 2: Click on 'Register' to create an account.
    Step 3: Fill in all required details and register. 
    Step 4: After successful registration, log in to complete the fellowship application. 
    Step 5: Fill in all mandatory details and submit the completed application.