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BBSRC Discovery Fellowships (3 year postdoc position to be based in the UK) – apply by 25 May 2023

bbsrc-logoThe BBSRC Discovery Fellowships are now open for applications – also for postdocs from non-UK countries. Take your change and apply for one of these prestigious fellowships by 25 May 2023 (4pm UK time).

The total funds for the fellowships are £ 6 million  and the maximium award is £ 500k. This is the only open call for these fellowships in 2023. The key information for the fellowships are listed here:

  • Apply for funding to carry out independent research within a host laboratory and gain leadership skills.
  • The fellowship must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for BBSRC funding.
  • You must be able to demonstrate appropriate and relevant research, technical or innovation experience.
  • You are not eligible to apply if you hold or have held any post or position at lecturer level (or equivalent in an institution other than a university).
  • The full economic cost of your project can be up to £500,000. BBSRC will fund 80% of the full economic cost.
  • Your project must be within BBSRC’s remit.
  • Your fellowship will last 3 years. You can choose to work full time or part time. Part-time fellowships will be pro rata.


  • 25 May 2023 4:00pm UK time: Application deadline
  • June – September: Reviewing stage
  • 8 November: Shortlisting for interviews
  • 5-7 December: Interviews
  • December 2023 – January 2024: Award notification

For further information check out the webpage of the BBSRC and the BBSRC Discovery Fellowships.