Royal Society Wolfson Fellowships in UK

The Royal Society in association with the Wolfson Foundation invites candidates for Royal Society Wolfson Fellowships for the year 2020. The fellowship provides long-term flexible funding for senior career researchers associated with a UK university or research institution in fields identified as a strategic priority for the host department or organization.

Funding/Financial Aid

The maximum award of this fellowship is up to £250,000. Moreover, the fundings cover the following expenses

  • Salary: The institution may include a salary enhancement for the researcher. It will be maximum of 20% of the total salary
  • Research expenses: Flexible research expenses including consumables, travel, small pieces of equipment of up to £10K, access costs, undergraduate students and a contribution to technical support
  • 4 year Ph.D. studentship: The cost of Ph.D. studentship may only be included in the host organization will commit to underwriting the remaining cost of the studentship and appropriate alternative supervision for the student in the event that the Royal Society Wolfson Research Fellow leaves the institution
  • Other: The funding will be flexible so other appropriate and justified research costs are also eligible


The fellowship is open to candidates of all areas of the life and physical sciences, engineering, but except clinical medicine. In addition to that, candidates must either currently hold a permanent post (funded by the host institution and can include partial funding of salary from an external grant) or have received a firm offer to take effect from the start of the appointment for this position. Furthermore, 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.

There is no bar of nationalities for Royal Society Wolfson Fellowships 2020 as anyone can apply. However, the Royal Society encourages applications from under-represented groups.

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