Scheme Eligibility

Scheme Eligibility

Certain schemes have specific eligibility criteria, and prospective applicants should confirm their eligibility for a scheme before submitting their proposal.

First Grant Scheme

The first grant scheme is to help new academics apply for research funding at the start of their careers. The specific eligibility criteria to be considered before applying are detailed within the First Grant Scheme.


Applicants for Fellowships must hold a PhD or have equivalent research experience; however, there are no rules specifying years of post-doctoral experience, or whether you hold a permanent academic position.


General eligibility rules for students supported through EPSRC funding are on the Studentship Eligibility page

EPSRC fund Doctoral Training at universities through Doctoral Training Grants, so do not provide funds directly to students. Therefore final eligibility decisions are made by universities and queries should be addressed directly to them.