University of Manchester, Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellowships in UK, 2019

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University of Manchester, Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellowships in UK, 2019

University of Manchester, Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellowships in UK, 2019

Scholarship Description: The new Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Fellowships is now available within the Faculty of Science and Engineering to be offered annually. Fellowships are available for applicants of all nationalities.

Scholarship Provider: The University of Manchester reputation is just one reason why Manchester is the best place for you to study for your master’s. The university offers students far more than just a qualification. Their pioneering taught courses draw upon their world-leading research and their strong links to global industry. They will quickly develop skills and gain exposure to experiences that will set you apart in the jobs market.

An IELTS certificate is not required at the time of application. If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be asked to take the IELTS test. English language requirements vary by course, but in most cases, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no sub-test less than 5.5) or TOEFL 570 (90 IBT) to go through to the final selection round. They do not accept a Certificate of English Proficiency from a Rwandan university instead of the IELTS test.

Degree Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.

Available Subject: Fellowships are awarded within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

  • The Schools participating in the current round are:
School Head of School Contact
Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science Professor Christopher Hardacre
Chemistry Professor Nik Kaltsoyannis


Computer Science Professor Robert Stevens


Earth & Environmental Science Professor Kevin Taylor
Electrical & Electronic Engineering Professor Simon Rowland
Mathematics Professor Oliver Jensen


Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering Professor Alice Larkin
Physics & Astronomy Professor Sean Freeman


Scholarship Benefits: The scheme provides funding for 5 years.  It covers:

  1. The applicant’s salary costs, estate costs and indirect costs for 5 years.
  2. Support by a senior mentor and participation in the New Academics Programme.
    Successful Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Fellows who are about to start their first year are eligible to apply for a research grant of up to £20k, subject to a business case. The expectation is that holders of these prestigious Fellowships will have identified a substantial and significant research challenge, and that this will lead to significant research funding and highly cited publications in subsequent years. In the Academic Impact Statement (see below) the applicant should detail how their research will be viewed by a broader community as having the necessary degree of novelty, importance and usefulness. Successful candidates will undertake a limited amount of teaching (up to 6 hours per week).

Number of Scholarships: The University anticipate up to 12 of these prestigious Fellowships to be offered annually.

Eligible Nationalities: There are no nationality restrictions. Fellowships are available for applicants of all nationalities.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The Fellowship is for Early Career Researchers (ECR). Applicants are expected to hold a PhD by the start date of the Fellowship or have equivalent research experience. There are no eligibility rules based on years of postdoctoral experience or whether the applicant holds a permanent academic position. The ethos of the Early Career Researcher scheme is to support candidates who have a track record of outstanding research and in delivering impact. Consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a non-standard career path after their primary degree and circumstances such as maternity, paternity, long term illness, caring responsibilities or career breaks. Applications are also welcome 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.

Application Procedure: In the first instance, the potential applicant must contact the Head of School of the host School to discuss the background and strategy for any application. In the absence of explicit Head of School support, an application will be rejected automatically. The current Heads of Schools participating in the current round are:

The Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellowships are awarded through a two-stage application process. While the full suite of documentation is required for the submission to the Faculty Panel, the first stage and pre-selection are carried out at the host School level.

Applications to the Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellowships must be made using this form. In addition please attach:

  1. Your Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  2. Research Proposal (3 sides of A4)
  3. Academic Impact Statement (1 side of A4)
  4. Statement of Strategic Fit (1 side of A4)
  5. Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Application Form

Scholarship Link

Deadline: November 23, 2018