Areas in which fellowships are available

EPSRC's Capability and Challenge Themes have gone through an initial exercise of prioritising the areas in which fellowships will be offered. This will be an on-going process and priority areas will be updated on a regular basis through the biannual process as detailed at on-going refresh of fellowship priority areas. Where priorities are removed, we will give six months advance notice on either 01 April or 01 October each year.

We will not accept applications in areas outside of those identified below. Applicants should refer to the thematic programme priorities for additional details on the research areas we wish to appoint fellows in.

Details of which thematic areas are available to apply for at which fellowship stage.

Thematic areas Postdoctoral Early career Established career

Across all themes

Complexity Science

Not applicable

Not applicable

Quantum Technology

This area is no longer available for fellowships

Digital economy

Applications not invited at this career stage

Advancing the Understanding and Development of the Internet of Things for the Digital economy

Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security

Business and Economic Models

Social computing

Advancing the Understanding and Development of the Internet of Things for the Digital economy

Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security

Engineering

Synthetic biology

Engineering for Sustainability and Resilience

Microsystems

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (with ICT)

Control Engineering

Water Engineering

Complex Fluids and Rheology

Software development for novel Engineering research

Assistive technology, rehabilitation and musculoskeletal biomechanics

Particle Technology

Synthetic biology

Engineering for Sustainability and Resilience

Microsystems

Advanced Materials Engineering

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (with ICT)

Control Engineering

Water Engineering

Complex Fluids and Rheology

Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

Particle Technology

Synthetic biology

Engineering for Sustainability and Resilience

Microsystems

Advanced Materials Engineering

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (with ICT)

Control Engineering

Manufacturing the Future

Applications not invited at this career stage

Scale-up Methodologies for Novel Manufacturing Products and Processes

Manufacturing Informatics

Materials Manufacturing

Sustainable Feedstocks

Engineering Design

Applications not invited at this career stage

Physical Sciences

Theoretical Physics

Catalysis

Quantum Optics and Information

Graphene and Carbon-based Nanomaterials

Physical Sciences Grand Challenges FAQs (PDF 45KB)

Software Development for Novel Physical Sciences Research

Analytical Science

Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry

Computational and Theoretical Chemistry

Electrochemical Sciences

Functional Ceramics and Inorganics

Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry

Materials for Energy Applications

Catalysis

Quantum optics and information

Physical Sciences Grand Challenges FAQs (PDF 45KB)

Analytical Science

Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry

Cold Atoms and Molecules

Soft Matter Physics

Mathematical Sciences

Statistics and Applied Probability

Intradisciplinary Research

New Connections from Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research

Statistics and Applied Probability

Intradisciplinary Research

New Connections from Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research

Statistics and Applied Probability

New Connections from Mathematical Sciences

Information and Communication Technologies

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (with Engineering)

Applicants must demonstrate close alignment to the ‘Working Together’ priority

In addition, Fellowships in areas relating to cybersecurity will also be accepted by the ICT theme but must also align to the ‘Working Together’ priority

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (with Engineering)

ICT priority areas

Applicants must demonstrate close alignment to the ‘Working Together’ priority

In addition, Fellowships in areas relating to cybersecurity will also be accepted by the ICT theme but must also align to the ‘Working Together’ priority

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (with Engineering)

ICT priority areas

Energy

Bioenergy

End-use Energy Demand

Energy Networks

Energy Storage

Nuclear Fission

Solar Energy

Bioenergy

End-use Energy Demand

Carbon Capture and Storage

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Energy Networks

Energy Storage

Marine Energy Research

Nuclear Fission

Offshore Wind Research

Solar Energy

Carbon Capture and Storage

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Marine Energy Research

Offshore Wind Research

Energy Storage

End-use energy demand (EUED)

Healthcare technologies

The Strategy is being revised; please see the HT page for an update.

Living with Environmental Change

A fellowship call is currently open in this area, see the LWEC page.

Applications not invited at this career stage.

Contacts

General enquiries about fellowships can be directed to: EPSRCfellowships@epsrc.ac.uk

If you are unsure whether your research falls within the remit, or if you have particular theme area queries, please contact the most appropriate portfolio manager or a fellowship co-ordinator as follows: