EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow

Requisition ID:  26870

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  20 Mar 2024


Salary: £33,966.00 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 30/04/2024


Newcastle University invites applications for the prestigious EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship. The Fellowship is an opportunity for EPSRC-funded PhD students to receive 24 months of additional support following the successful completion of their PhD. It is expected that the appointed Fellow will commence their position in the 2024/25 academic year. 


The Fellowship is designed to act as the first step towards an independent research career. Candidates will be required to propose a novel research project in an area that fits within the EPSRC’s funding remit https://www.ukri.org/councils/epsrc/guidance-for-applicants/epsrc-remit/ As well as undertaking significant new work the fellowship can also be used to complete key publications resulting from the PhD, develop research networks, facilitate knowledge transfer, and deliver outreach activities. The scheme is designed to offer support and flexibility and the exact details of the Fellowship should be outlined by the applicant. EPSRC students who have not carried out their PhD studies at Newcastle University are also encouraged to apply.

To be considered, you should identify an appropriate academic member of staff, referred to as a ‘Project Sponsor.’ They will be a Newcastle University employee and you should approach them in advance of applying to discuss your planned research proposal. This academic can be at any career stage, but they must have a contract that matches the term of the Fellowship. Your Project Sponsor must be willing to support your project and, where appropriate, host the project in their research facilities.


The Fellowship will be funded for a maximum period of 24 months and will have a minimum starting salary of £33,966 (pro rata for part time requirements). You will also receive £5,000 towards associated consumables, travel, and outreach activities. 


Please read the additional Fellowship guidelines document at the link below and complete the required additional paperwork before submitting your application. Terms and conditions apply: Fellowships | Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering | Newcastle University (ncl.ac.uk)


We are committed to building and maintaining a fair and inclusive working environment and we would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible and/or blended working.


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We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.  We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.


In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 26870