EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships 2017-18 @ Bristol University UK: The University of Bristol invites applications from outstanding PhD researchers for the University of Bristol EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships, which are available to both internal and external candidates. Applicants must have submitted their PhD thesis by the application deadline, and must have been a recipient of EPSRC PhD studentship support (a stipend and/or fee award) during their PhD.

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships 2017-18

Job number: ACAD102624

Division/School: Academic Faculties

Contract type: Fixed term contract staff

Working pattern: Full time

Salary: £31,656 per annum plus £10,000 project costs

Closing date for applications: 30-Jul-2017

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships 2017-18 @ Bristol University UK


EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships 2017-18

Are you a recently-graduated or soon-to-graduate PhD student? Have you received EPSRC funding for all or part of your PhD support? Are you enthusiastic to take the first steps to an independent research career?

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships 2017-18 @ Bristol University UK


EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships 2017-18

The EPSRC Doctoral Prize is a prestigious scheme for the very best EPSRC-funded PhD graduates, offering an exciting and supportive environment to launch a research career at the University of Bristol. Doctoral Prize Research Fellows will propose their own bespoke programme to conduct innovative, ground-breaking research at the frontiers of Science and Engineering.

Please find out more about this opportunity in Bristol, including a current Doctoral Prize Fellow case study at: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/doctoral-college/prospective/doctoral-prize/

Applications are invited across the full range of topics in Engineering and Science defined by the remit of the EPSRC. This can be found at: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/research/ourportfolio/themes/


Candidates must apply online. Please complete and attach the following documents:

  • University of Bristol EPSRC Doctoral Prize form (Includes a Project proposal)
  • Your up-to-date CV (the CV should be appended to your application form to constitute one document)
  • A completed and signed “Letter of Support from Head of School” form. Please coordinate with your Project Sponsor

Closing Date for Applications – 30th July 2017

For general enquiries about the Bristol Doctoral Prize scheme, please contact the Bristol Doctoral College: [email protected]


The Fellowship will run for a maximum period of 2 years.

In addition to a Project Sponsor, a key Bristol academic member of staff who is supporting your project proposal and where appropriate hosting the project in their facilities, you would have an academic mentor, who will be available to offer advice and support on both research and career development throughout the duration of the award.

You would benefit from the Personal and Professional Development opportunities for Research Staff at the University of Bristol.

You would be recruited as Bristol academic staff employees on Pathway 2 – Research http://www.bristol.ac.uk/hr/grading/academic/pathways/, at a salary of £31,656 p.a. and receive a grant of £10,000 for project costs (including attending conferences budget).

The intention of the fellowship is to support recent PhD graduates and further information on eligibility is to be found in the “Notes for Candidates” document.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

Available documents

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships 2017-18 @ Bristol University UK

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