Research Fellowships

Offering up to £50,000 over three to twenty-four months for experienced researchers to conduct a programme of research in any discipline. 

Research Fellowships are open to experienced researchers, particularly those who are or have been prevented by routine duties from completing a programme of original research. Awards are not limited to those holding appointments in higher education.


The maximum value of a Fellowship is £50,000. The awards provide research expenses over and above normal living costs and/or provide a contribution towards reasonable replacement costs or loss of earnings.

Please ensure that applications do not include any ineligible costs.


Fellowships are tenable for between 3 and 24 months, and the current round of awards must commence between 1 June 2017 and 1 May 2018.

Eligibility and application information

Please read the following before submitting an application.


If your query has not been answered in these pages please contact Bridget Kerr (020 7042 9862), Anna Grundy (020 7042 9861) or Andreas Heiner (020 7042 9863).

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Mermaid making music in Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS français 143, f. 130v. Mermaids of the British Isles: a cultural history, c.450–1500. Professor Sarah Peverley, University of Liverpool.