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Fellowships for Early Career Researchers

Fellowship opportunities

Join a vibrant, dynamic community of postdoctoral and early career researchers at King's College London, a world-leading institution in the heart of London.

We welcome outstanding applicants to external research funding schemes. Click below for more information and details on how to apply.

Current Opportunities

Individual Fellowships (IFs) are a great option if you are an experienced researcher looking to give your career a boost by working abroad. There are two types of IFs: European and Global. Internal candidates: more detail about the scheme can be found through the Research Support intranet pages. Any queries should be directed to

Further information

This scheme provides funding to cover a 3 year fellowship. The purpose of the award is to enable the award holder to pursue an independent research project, towards the completion of a significant piece of publishable research. The internal selection process for the 2023 round has now closed. For information only, the guidance document for the 2023 scheme can be found below.

Further information about the scheme & how to apply

These fellowships are for three years, on a full-time basis. They are intended to assist those at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, and it is hoped that the appointment would lead to a more permanent position for the individual, either in the same or another institution. The internal selection process for the 2023 round has now closed. For information only, the guidance document for the 2023 scheme can be downloaded below (see 'further information').

Further information about the scheme & how to apply

The Newton International Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations; they aim to attract the most promising early career postdoctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. We expect the next round of this scheme to open in very early 2023 and further details will be available on this page nearer the time.

This scheme provides funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity. Through innovative projects, they will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. By the end of the award, they will be ready to lead their own independent research programme. The deadline for the next round of this scheme will be in February 2023; please inform your Research Development Manager as soon as possible if you'd like to apply.

The Professor Anthony Mellows Medal and Fellowship is awarded annually to an outstanding post-doctoral scientist. The award seeks to encourage individuals with a strong research interest to become leaders in their field. The award is supported by the Anthony and Elizabeth Mellows Charitable Settlement, in association with King's College, in the hope that it will extend the frontiers of research in the health sciences. The Fellowship provides 18-24 months of funding and aims to support the Fellow's transition to an independent research career. It is awarded through an annual competition, advertised widely and open to both internal (King's) and external candidates. The scheme is now closed to applications. For information, the previous deadline was 1st May 2022; details on how the internal process was managed can be found via the link below.

Further information


Contact us

Susie Cornick-Willis, Research Administrator, Arts & Sciences Research Office

0207 848 1498

King's Building, Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS