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The NERC fellowship scheme provides opportunities for outstanding early-career environmental scientists to devote their time to:

  • producing research of international importance
  • developing their research careers and research groups
  • developing into recognised science leaders.

Independent Research Fellowships

Five-year awards to support outstanding environmental scientists and enable them to develop their research, start to build a research group and become internationally recognised.

How to apply

Information to help you apply for a NERC fellowship and on how to create a Je-S account for submitting proposals.

Fellowship eligibility

Full eligibility requirements for all NERC fellowships.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships

NERC co-sponsors fellowships awarded by the Daphne Jackson Memorial Fellowships Trust.

RCUK Energy Programme Fellowships

The RCUK Energy programme - external link offers interdisciplinary Energy Fellowships.


General fellowship enquiries should be made to .