Funding Opportunities Funding Opportunities

There are many different sources of funding available to support researchers in line with the Athena Swann charter. Find below some of the opportunities but please contact us for further advice and support.

Faculty of Science Return to Work fund (Word doc) - Application form and information sheet

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship - 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.  Female candidates are particularly invited to apply.

Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award - This award is made to support the promotion of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Daphne Jackson Trust - Daphne Jackson Fellowships help return scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians to their careers after a break of 2 or more years.

Wellcome Trust Career Re-entry Fellowships - This scheme is for postdoctoral scientists who have recently decided to recommence a scientific research career after a continuous break of at least two years.

Biochemical Society Stay Connected Bursaries - The "Stay Connected" Bursaries recognize that science moves at a rapid pace, and keeping up with the latest developments is pivotal in returning to a scientific career. They make it easier for people on a career break to remain engaged with the science community and return to work, if they wish.

L'Oréal UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science - The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme recognises the achievements and contributions of exceptional females across the globe, by awarding promising scientists with Fellowships to help further their research

British Federation of Women Graduates Scholarships - The British Federation of Women Graduates scholarships are for women who will be in their third year of doctoral studies or part time equivalent at the time when the awards are given out (the autumn of each year).

Funds for Women Graduates - FfWG offers Foundation Grants to help women graduates with their living expenses (not fees) while registered for study or research at an approved institution of higher education in  Great Britain  . The criteria are the proven needs of the applicant and their academic calibre.