This scheme is for outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues. Please see the Royal Society Website for more information
Am I eligible to apply?
The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.
You must be able to demonstrate a current need for flexible support due to personal circumstances at the time of application. This can include current parenting or caring responsibilities (such as raising children or looking after ageing or seriously ill family members), clinically diagnosed health issues or other personal circumstances that create a need for a flexible working pattern.
Applicants must take a leading role in the project.
You can apply for this scheme if you:
- are at an early stage of your research career (have completed your PhD but have no more than 6 years of research experience post PhD by the closing date of the round)
- do not hold a permanent post in a university or not-for-profit organisation in the European Economic Area (EEA) or in Switzerland
- are a citizen of the EEA or are a Swiss citizen (or have a relevant connection to the EEA or Switzerland)
The European Economic Area (EEA) consists of the European Union (including the UK) plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.
Before applying, please ensure that you meet all the eligibility requirements, which are explained in the scheme notes.
What is the application process?
Applications should be submitted through the Royal Society’s electronic grant application system (e-GAP).
Applications will initially be reviewed and then shortlisted by members of Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship Selection Panel. You will be notified if you have reached the short listing stage by March.
The shortlisted proposals will be reviewed by three independent referees suggested by the panel members and successful applicants will be shortlisted for an interview. You will be informed of the result of this stage in May and interviews will take place in June.
The final decision is made at a meeting of the Panel in June, and you will be notified of the result in July.
Please note that interviews for the fellowships will be held at the Royal Society. You are asked to keep the third week of June free. Only applicants that pass the other stages of assessment will be invited.