Areas in which fellowships are available

EPSRC's Capability and Challenge Themes have an on-going process to prioritise the areas in which fellowships will be offered. This biannual process is detailed at on-going refresh of fellowship priority areas. Where priorities are removed, we will give six months advance notice in either spring or autumn 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 themes

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (ICT and Engineering)

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (ICT and Engineering)

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (ICT and Engineering)

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

Designing and exploiting digital systems for society and the economy

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

Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security

Designing and exploiting digital systems for society and the economy

Engineering

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (with ICT)

The following priority areas will be closing on 10 April 2018:

Synthetic biology

Engineering for Sustainability and Resilience

Microsystems

Control Engineering

Water Engineering

Complex Fluids and Rheology

Software development for novel Engineering research

Assistive technology, rehabilitation and musculoskeletal biomechanics                                  (to close on 10 April 2018)

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       (to close on 10 April 2018)

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

21st Century Products

New Industrial Systems

Digital Manufacturing

Sustainable Industries

21st Century Products

New Industrial Systems

Digital Manufacturing

Sustainable Industries

Physical Sciences

Theoretical Physics (to close 02 February 2018)

New and Novel Approaches to the Design and Discovery of Materials and Molecules

Theoretical and Computational Physical Sciences

Transforming Understanding of Physical and Chemical Phenomena and Processes

New Physical Sciences for Biology and Medicine

New Physical Sciences for Energy

New Ways of Working in the Physical Sciences

The following priority areas will be closing on 02 February 2018:

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

Materials for Energy

Biophysics and Soft Matter

Surface Science

Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry

The following priority areas will be closing on 02 February 2018:

Catalysis

Quantum optics and information

Physical Sciences Grand Challenges FAQs (PDF 45KB)

Analytical Science

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

Continuum Mathematics and Advanced Materials in Mathematical Sciences

Statistics and Applied Probability

Intradisciplinary Research

New Connections from Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research

Continuum Mathematics and Advanced Materials in the Mathematical Sciences

Statistics and Applied Probability

New Connections from Mathematical Sciences

Information and Communication Technologies

Applications are not invited at this career stage.

See ‘Across themes’ thematic area for opportunities joint with other themes.

Applications are invited in all research areas at this career stage. All applicants should show how, in the context of their chosen research, they will contribute to the aims of the ‘People at the Heart of ICTEPSRC cross-ICT priority within their proposal.

Applicants are encouraged to show how they contribute to the aims of the other EPSRC cross-ICT priorities.

See ‘Across all themes’ thematic area for opportunities joint with other themes.

Applications are invited in all research areas at this career stage. All applicants should show how, in the context of their chosen research, they will contribute to the aims of BOTH the ‘People at the Heart of ICT’ AND the ‘Cross Disciplinarity and Co-Creation’ EPSRC cross-ICT priorities within their proposal.

Applicants are encouraged to show how they contribute to the aims of the other EPSRC cross-ICT priorities.

See ‘Across all themes’ thematic area for opportunities joint with other themes.

Energy

Bioenergy

End-use Energy Demand

Energy Networks

Energy Storage

Nuclear Fission

Solar Energy

Energy Systems Integration

Offshore renewable energy

David Clarke Fellowship

Bioenergy

End-use Energy Demand

Carbon Capture and Storage

Energy Networks

Energy Storage

Nuclear Fission

Solar Energy

Energy Systems Integration

Offshore renewable energy

Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors

Carbon Capture and Storage

Energy Storage

End-use energy demand (EUED)

Energy Systems Integration

Offshore renewable energy

Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors

Healthcare technologies Applications not invited at this career stage.

Applications not invited at this career stage.

Please see the strategy on HT Challenge awards and/or contact the HT team (see below).

Please be aware of the mandatory pre-application stage for HT established career fellowships

Developing Future Therapies

Frontiers of Physical Intervention

Optimising Treatment

Transforming Community Health and Care

Living with Environmental Change

This area is currently not open for fellowship applications.

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: