Royal Society Career Development Fellowship

The Royal Society Career Development Fellowship (CDF) is a four-year, postdoctoral research fellowship that aims to support the retention in STEM of researchers from underrepresented backgrounds. The scheme will initially run as a pilot with researchers from Black heritage.

Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.

Fellowships will provide funding to conduct high-quality research and a comprehensive programme of mentoring, training and networking opportunities to support award holders in establishing a successful research career in the UK.

You can apply for the pilot scheme if you:

  • Self-identify as being from a Black heritage including mixed Black background; and
  • Have a PhD or will have one by the time the funding starts; but have less than 24 months post-doctoral experience;

Both UK and non-UK domiciled researchers who wish to conduct their research in the UK are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 24 January 2024

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Royal Society Career Development Fellowship (CDF)

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