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David Phillips Fellowship by Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, UK [Grants Upto Rs. 8.32Cr]: Apply by June 11: Expired


Applications are invited from meritorious candidates for the David Phillips Fellowship by Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, UK. The David Phillips Fellowship (DPF) provides support for researchers wishing to establish their first independent research group.

The DPF will invest in scientists who can demonstrate that they are on an upward trajectory and are eager to lead their own fully independent program of research. David Phillips Fellows strive for continuous personal and professional development and have a strategy for how they will develop themselves and their team over the lifetime of the award. As such, the DPF enables BBSRC to supply the UK with highly skilled, professional research leaders.

Research Areas

Proposals can be submitted in any area of science within our remit. They particularly encourage applications that are aligned with their overarching strategic priorities.


Awards are for five years and include personal salary and a significant research support grant to enable fellows to establish their own independent research group. It is expected that up to five fellowships will be awarded, each at a value of up to £1 million (80% FEC).

BBSRC will provide funds of up to £1 million (80% of the full economic cost). The total costs (100% full economic cost) requested may be up to £1.25 million. In addition to this investment, it is also expected that a substantial demonstration of support for the fellow be made by the host Research Organisation

  1. To be considered eligible applicants should have a Ph.D. or be expecting to have undergone successful Ph.D. viva prior to 30 November 2020.
  2. There is no limit on the number of years of postdoc experience.
  3. However, applicants should not hold, or have held, an academic position of lecturer level (or the equivalent in institutions other than universities) or an equivalent competitive fellowship that provides the opportunity to establish an independent research group and therefore independent researcher status.
  4. Nor should they have had an offer of such an appointment prior to the commencement of a fellowship, if awarded.
  5. This applies to both fixed term and permanent positions.

In addition, applicants will normally have no less than three years of active postdoctoral research experience. Please note that if applicants have previously applied for BBSRC grant funding as a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator (therefore confirming that they hold a lecturer level or equivalent post) they are not eligible to apply for a fellowship.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here. The last date to apply online is June 11, 2020.


Email ID: postdoc.fellowships@bbsrc.ukri.org

For further details, click here.



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