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We are always happy to consider supporting high calibre fellowship candidates that align with our research priorities (one health, infection and immunity, disease dynamics and systems pathology). If there is a particular PI in the Department who you would like to work with, please do contact them directly. We are also happy advise on how your research interests might be supported in the Department. 

If you would like to apply for a fellowship hosted in the Department, please contact our Research Facilitator  as early as possible, together with your CV and project proposal.

If we decide to proceed with sponsoring the application, we will assist you with putting together cost proposal (often referred to as the "X5" - this the tool the University uses to calculate the full economic cost of the research it undertakes), and arrange for signature of the Letter of Support from the Head of Department. 


We need to submit at least the costs and justification of resources to the University's Research Office, a minimum of 5 days before the fellowship deadline. We strongly recommend that you set yourself a deadline of 5 days before the actual deadline for completing the application, since this time allows us to more thoroughly check through your application for any errors or inconsistencies that might affect its success. 

Hints and tips:

  • Read the fellowship guidelines thoroughly, particularly over what costs are eligible as part of the fellowship. We can advise on this, but it helps at an early stage to get a good understanding of what budget you have to play with. We can supply you with costs for salaries. 
  • Please note that the maximum amount available may include overheads, or directly allocated costs (which you cannot spend).
  • Research councils typically fund research at 80% full economic cost. The full economic cost (or fEC) of the project is the cost to the University of undertaking the work and consists of:

Directly incurred costs: staff, consumables, travel, equipment, etc. These are resources without which the project cannot be undertaken

Directly allocated costs: estates (buildings), indirects (HR, Finance, Research Office etc. etc.), central resources e.g. HPC cluster, infrastructure technicians

Although only 80% of each item is awarded, the University tops up 20% deficit in the Directly Incurred project costs (and animal housing charges) from the Directly allocated project costs it receives, so you will receive the necessary funds to undertake your project. 

  • Consider what type of equipment you might need to undertake the project. You can find a database of equipment available in the Department (and the wider University) here. Note that fellowships vary hugely in their support for the purchase of large equipment.  
  • We can provide you with costs for the use of the University's facilities (e.g. high performance computing, animal housing).