University of Bath Prize Fellowships


Faculty of Science, University of Bath, Bath
Closing date: 
31 December 2017
Dr Amanda MacKenzie

Our Prize Fellowships offer early-stage researchers the opportunity to join a cohort of like-minded rising research stars. These two-year research fellowships in our priority research areas are part of a scheme intended to fast-track fellows to a permanent appointment at Bath.

We are seeking 21 future academic leaders across a range of disciplines, who will benefit from our well-resourced and supportive research environment.

As a member of this elite group, you will be on track to become a key member of our research community with a permanent academic position. Our supportive community successfully nurtures ambitious early stage researchers and provides for the requirements of their developing research programme.  Read more about our Prize Fellowships.

In the Faculty of Science we will appoint a total of seven Fellows to further strengthen and develop areas of existing research excellence.  One appointment will be made within the Evolutionary Biology theme of the Milner Centre for Evolution and the remaining six within the other priority areas.

We welcome applications in the following research areas:

  • Probability and its Connections
  • Visual Computing/Robotics
  • Sustainable Technologies (including industrial biotech & Catalysis)
  • Therapeutic Innovations (including Healthcare Technologies)
  • Photonics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Energy Storage
  • Evolution - (Milner Centre) experimental evolution, statistical approaches to evolution and evolutionary ecology/genomics

As part of your application you must provide:

  • a completed application form
  • an outline of your research plans over the next 3-5 years, showing how you will complement and enhance research within the priority research area (no more than 2 sides of A4, minimum font size 11)
  • a CV

The application process will ask you to select which area of research you wish to apply for. If you are applying for more than one research area under the same faculty or institute, then you will need to specify this when prompted. 

If you are applying to more than one faculty or institute then you will need to submit separate applications for the different vacancies.  To help you with this, our online recruitment system allows you to save your previous applications and re-submit them.


Further details of each area and contact names for enquiries can be found on the Science Prize Fellowships page.

Interview Dates

15th - 26th January 2018  First stage interviews to take place (via Skype or telephone)

Week commencing 5th February 2018  Second stage interviews to take place