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NERC Independent Research Fellowship

The NERC Independent Research Fellowship (IRF) Scheme is designed to develop scientific leadership among the most promising early-career environmental scientists, by giving all fellows five years’ support, which will allow them sufficient time to develop their research programmes and to gain international recognition.

Degree Post Doc
Courses Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Informatics, Environmetal sciences
Eligible Countries open to all
Provider The Natural Environment Research Council
Deadline 1 Oct 2015
Covers Full Funding
Taken at Any UK research organisation
Official Notice

How to Apply:

You must use the Joint electronic-Submission (Je-S) system to prepare and submit your Fellowship proposal. In order to apply, the organisation where the Fellowship will be held must be registered to use Je-S. Most UK research organisations are now registered – view a summary of current Je-S registration statuses on the Je-S website.

Selection Process:

The assessment process will concentrate on applicants’ research potential, with track record assessed in a way that is appropriate to career stage. Applicants will be expected to:

  • demonstrate their research vision and philosophy and outline ways in which their research could be developed over the five year fellowship;
  • explain how they will contribute to the international research area and interact with the leading international groups in their field;
  • explain how they will enable the potential economic or societal benefits of their research to be realised.

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