EPSRC Research Software Engineer Fellowships for International Applicants in UK

The Engineering and
Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is delighted to announce Research
Software Engineer Fellowships to study at any UK University. Applicants of all
nationalities are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

The RSE Fellowship describes
exceptional individuals in the software field who demonstrate leadership and
have combined expertise in programming and a solid knowledge of the research

The Engineering and
Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the UK’s main agency for funding
research in engineering and the physi

cal sciences. EPSRC invests around £800
million a year in research and postgraduate training, to help the nation handle
the next generation of technological change.

are available to pursue research.

are awarded in the field of Software Engineering.


Funding of up to £4m is available for this call.

Number of

EPSRC expects to fund 4 – 8 Fellows.

can be taken in

Eligibility: The following criteria must
be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Applicants
    are expected to hold a PhD by the start date of the fellowship or have
    equivalent experience. There are no eligibility rules based on years of
    postdoctoral experience or whether the applicant holds a permanent
    academic position.
  • Consideration
    will be given to applicants who have taken a non-standard career path
    after their primary degree. Applications are also welcomed from candidates
    who wish to re-establish themselves after a career break or other period
    of absence from active research.
  • There
    are no nationality restrictions imposed by EPSRC.
    reserves the right to reject, at any stage, applications that do not fit
    the remit, eligibility or ethos of this scheme.
  • Please
    note you may only apply for one EPSRC fellowship in any 12 month period so
    please consider carefully when you choose to submit your application. For
    information on the eligibility of organisations and individuals to receive
    EPSRC funding, see the EPSRC Funding Guide:
  • Fellowships
    can be held at any UK university or similar Higher Education Institution
    (HEI) that is eligible for Research Council funding, however they cannot
    be held at Research Council Institutes. Only 2 applications per
    institution or university are allowed.
  • The
    EPSRC is keen to encourage a broad geographic network of RSE provision.
    Applicants proposing to hold the Fellowship at host institutions that
    already host RSE Fellows should provide compelling justification as to how
    they would complement the existing Fellow(s), and how they would engage in
    networking or related activities to ensure that the EPSRC’s aim of a broad
    national RSE provision is realized.

of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Admission Requirement

Requirements: Applicants are expected to hold a PhD by the start date of the
fellowship or have equivalent experience.

English language
Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually
required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level
required by the University.

How to

A two-stage application process will be used.

  • Stage 1
    Outline proposal – application details are described below.
  • Stage 2
    Full proposals – application details are described below. Only successful
    applicants at the outline stage will be invited to submit an application
    to the full proposal stage. No other applications will be accepted. Any
    unsolicited applications will be rejected.

This should include:

  • Your
    current contact details.
  • Your
    employment history, listed in reverse order. Please start with your
    current employment and make sure that the title of your current post is
  • Your
    academic history, listed in reverse order. The dates of any degrees
    obtained and the viva date for your PhD should be stated.
  • Track
    record of research funding.
  • Any
    current teaching commitments.
  • Any
    current administrative activities: examples may include editorial
    responsibilities, committee membership etc.
  • Other:
    examples may include invited talks, awards, prizes, memberships of
    professional bodies etc.


Fellowship application deadline is June 8, 2017.

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