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Ever wondered if a fellowship might be right for you? A fellowship can provide funding and opportunities to help you further explore your research ideas and develop independence. Watch the video below for more details on what a fellowship and what you need to know to apply for one.  Don't miss our key events in March, including a virtual Funders' Fair on 14th March where you can talk to the funders (eg, Wellcome, Daphne Jackson trust) to find out how you specifically might be eligible for a fellowship


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Upcoming events

Interview Skills for Academic Faculty Positions: Career essentials for Researchers - Tuesday 27 February, 13:00 - 14:30

Research Professional Training session - Monday 11 March, 14:00 - 15:00

Learn how to find funding opportunities big and small

Research mini-proposals peer review workshop: Career Essentials for PhDs and postdocs - Wednesday 13 March, 14:30 - 16:30

Funders Fair - Thursday 14 March, 11:00 - 14:00

An opportunity to talk to the funders directly in a virtual setting, including the option to book a private 10 minute consultation to discuss your particular eligibility and criteria for their funding schemes. 

Narrative CVs - Wednesday 1 May, 12:30 - 13:30

Click here to see the full list of Careers Essentials for Researchers

Is a fellowship right for you?

Wondering if a fellowship is right for you? Or perhaps you’re not even sure what a fellowship is or what it can offer? Watch this short video for expert advice from our careers consultants.

 

Meet the Funders

 

Sign up to the Funders' Fair on the 14th March where you will get the opportunity to meet representatives from major UK national funders and international funders.

Stay tuned for more tips on how to get the most out of this event.

Hear from experts

The Careers Service has interviewed both those who have recently received fellowships and those who have served on panels. Listen to get the insider experience and advice on how to approach your fellowship applications and interviews.

Fellowships: Experts tell us all

Other resources
  • The University of Cambridge subscribes to Research Professional, a database that includes funding opportunities from around the world.  
  • Your department or School may also have support and information regarding internal deadlines for fellowships. Here is an example of the support provided by the Department of Psychology - Applying for Research Fellowships | Department of Psychology (cam.ac.uk) 
  • AHSS researchers can find extremely comprehensive resources here, which includes a timeline to help you plan your application.
  • You can always book a one-to-one appointment with a Careers Consultant to discuss any aspect of your journey towards getting a fellowship, from exploring whether it’s right for you to refining your application and preparing for an interview.