Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Prize Fellowship 2023 – Two Fellowships available

University of Leeds

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Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have experience of working in a research laboratory/research environment at a postgraduate level? Are you looking to establish a research career in Science or Engineering at one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

The EPSRC Doctoral Prize scheme supports Fellowships of two years’ duration for exceptional researchers who have been in receipt of EPSRC funding (fees and/or maintenance) during their PhD.  To be eligible for this year’s scheme candidates must have a PhD (awarded after October 2022), or have sat their viva or submitted their thesis for examination between 1 October 2022 and 30 September 2023.

Your research area must fall under the EPSRC remit .

These prestigious Fellowships are designed to support you in the development of your independent research and innovation career. As part of the programme we will offer you flexible support, including induction, mentoring and career development planning.  You will also be assigned a mentor and a formal supervisor appropriate to your area of research.

This is a national scheme and all EPSRC–supported postgraduate researchers (PGRs) are encouraged to apply. You will be expected to start between 1 August 2023 and 30 October 2023. If you have already been offered or hold a professional research or academic-related position with a contract for 12 months or more, you will be considered to have achieved the aims of this programme and as such will not be eligible.

Interviews are taking place on Monday 12 June 2023 via MS Teams. 

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Caroline Neave, Postgraduate Scholarships Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4894 or email: [email protected]  

How to apply

Please read the Candidate Brief for details on how to apply and what documents to upload as part of your application. 

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculties of Engineering & Physical Sciences / Environment / Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  EPSRC Doctoral Prize
Category:  Research
Grade 7

£36,333 to £43,155
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type: 

Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years due to grant funding)
Release Date:  Wednesday 08 March 2023
Closing Date:  Tuesday 11 April 2023
Interview Date: 
Monday 12 June 2023
Reference:  EPSRC1007
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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