Cranfield University welcomes expressions of interest from external researchers who would like to apply for a Fellowship grant to be hosted at the University. Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university with research at its heart. It is a global leader in technology and management with state-of-the-art industrial-scale facilities, close links with industry, and its own airport. In the UK Government's Research Excellence Framework in 2014, 81% of research at Cranfield was considered to be world-leading or internationally excellent. The Cranfield campus is set in a rural location, with good links to London. Cranfield has achieved the HR Excellence in Research Award, an Athena Swan Bronze award for its work on gender equality in academia, and is a member of the Equality Challenge Unit and Women into Science and Engineering (WISE) Campaign.

Fellowships for which Cranfield welcomes applications includes, but it is not limited to:

UKRI Future Leader Fellowship; Research Council Fellowships; Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Individual Fellowship; Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship; Royal Society Industrial Fellowships; Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship; and the Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowship.

Applicants will be excellent researchers, typically post-doctoral, with a novel idea distinct from the research of their previous PhD supervisor and will be the future leaders of their field. We welcome both academic and industrial researchers from diverse backgrounds and careers.

If you would like to apply for a Fellowship to be hosted at Cranfield University, please send:

  • Academic CV
  • A brief description of the project you propose
  • The Research Centre / Theme in which you would like to be hosted
  • The name of the academic with whom you would like to work (if applicable)

to at least two months in advance of the deadline. If approved for submission, the Research and Innovation Office will work with you to facilitate development of the application for funding.