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The Department of Statistics strongly encourages applicants for funded, open research fellowship competitions to consider holding their fellowship in statistics or probability at Warwick.

Some sources of funding for research fellowships in Statistics

  There are several competitive Fellowship schemes to support talented researchers who do not currently have a permanent UK position, for periods of 1–5 years. These are offered by the Royal Society, by the UK Research Councils and by the EU/ERC. All provide a full salary plus support for travel, computing, etc; some, as described below, offer funding for a research team. The person who wishes to hold the fellowship applies via a nominated host institution (which need not be their current home institution, and several of the schemes actively encourage or even demand mobility). Warwick has hosted several holders of such Fellowships in the past.  

However, most fellowships will require you to justify the nomination of Warwick as your host institution. To strengthen your application it is hence important that you are able to link your own proposed research to research done at Warwick and that you make contact with possible collaborators at Warwick well in advance of your application. If you are planning to apply to hold one of these fellowships nominating Warwick as the host institution please contact Professor Vassili Kokoltsov giving details of the planned application and nominating your possible academic sponsor within the department.


 
EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

(3 years funding) For researchers of any age and nationality with three years or less of postdoctoral research experience. Warwick is only allowed to support a limited number of applications (to be held at Warwick) so please ensure that we are aware of your interest well in advance of the announced EPSRC deadline.

EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowships

(5 years funding) For researchers of any age and nationality with between three and ten years of postdoctoral research experience. Applicants should not hold or have held a permanent academic post in the UK or elsewhere. Can request a small research team (PhD students / postdoc researchers). Please ensure that we are aware of your interest well in advance of the announced EPSRC deadline.

EU Marie Curie Fellowships

(2 years funding) No limit on post doc experience but mobility in terms of crossing a national boundary is essential. There are two variants, the Intra-European Fellowships (IEF for those moving within the EU; essentially for individuals who will undertake research at their host and will at the same time take a structured programme of training) and Incoming International Fellowships (IIF for those from outside the EU; fellows are expected to bring useful skills and experience which the host department lacks). Contact a relevant member of staff to sponsor and work with you on your application. Please ensure that we are aware of your interest well in advance of the announced EU deadline. EU link

EPSRC Leadership Fellowships

(5 years funding) For more senior researchers of any age and nationality, who already hold a permanent academic position. Can request a small research team (PhD students / postdoc researchers). Contact us as soon as possible if you are thinking of applying.

Royal Society University Research Fellowships

(5 years funding) For researchers early / mid-stage career (eg who have held one to three post-doc positions) who do not have a permanent position in the EEA (European Economic Area = EU+). Must be EEA citizens, or have an EEA connection (PhD or post-doc position held in the EEA). Please ensure that we are aware of your interest well in advance of the announced Royal Society deadline. Royal Society link

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships

Maximum 4 years funding. Designed primarily for researchers with childcare commitments, who need flexible working arrangements (e.e., part-time working); otherwise similar to the Royal Society University Research Fellowships. Royal Society link

EU European Research Council (ERC) Starting Independent Researcher Grants Scheme

Up to 5 years of funding for researchers of any age with 2-6 years of postdoctoral research experience ("Starter") or with 7-12 years ("Consolidator"). Includes funding for a team of researchers (PhD students / postdocs). Please ensure that we are aware of your interest well in advance of the announced ERC deadline. ERC link

Newton International Fellowships

2 years funding plus follow-up money for 10 years, for junior researchers (PhD or 1-2 postdoc positions). Only for people who are not UK citizens and who are not working in the UK already. Early contact between applicants and Warwick before application is essential: contact a relevant member of staff to sponsor and work with you on your application. newtonfellowships.org

EU European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Investigator Grants

Up to 5 years of funding for researchers of any age and nationality and residing anywhere in the world at the time of application. Must have 10 year record of achievement at a senior level. Can include funding for a team of researchers (PhD students / postdocs). Please ensure that we are aware of your interest well in advance of the announced ERC deadline. ERC link

MRC Fellowships

The Medical Research Council (MRC) offers postdoctoral and career development fellowships (which can be in biostatistics or health services research). They include Career Development Awards (for up to 5 years), and Methodology Research Fellowships (for up to 4 years). Please ensure that we are aware of your interest well in advance of the announced MRC deadline. MRC link

ESRC and British Academy Postdoctoral fellowships

Suitable for early-career researchers in social statistics or econometrics. Funding for 1–3 years. Please ensure that we are aware of your interest well in advance of the announced ESRC or BA deadline. British Academy link ESRC link

BBSRC David Phillips Fellowships

Funding for 5 years, for researchers with at least 3 years of postdoctoral research experience in an appropriate research area. Please ensure that we are aware of your interest well in advance of the announced BBSRC deadline. BBSRC link

Partial funding

The following schemes do not pay a Fellow's full salary costs: the host department has to make up the difference.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

2-3 years funding for those with a UK degree (PhD at least submitted) and no permanent post in the UK. Please ensure that we are aware of your interest well in advance of the announced Leverhulme deadline. Leverhulme link

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, Research Fellowships in Science and Engineering

3 years of funding for early-career researchers. Restrictions on nationality (UK, commonwealth, Ireland, Pakistan). Please ensure that we are aware of your interest well in advance of the announced Royal Commission deadline. Royal Commission link

Biometrika Research Fellowships: available for start dates up to October 2016

The Biometrika Trust offers two two-year research fellowships, for junior researchers in statistical theory and methodology. They are aimed at those among the most outstanding recent PhD graduates who are capable of self-direction. Each fellowship offers an annual salary on the scale £35,256-£39,685, research support costs of £4000, and up to £5000 funding for a 'career development event' to be devised and organised by the Fellow. Applications should be made by the (potential) Fellow, who should have identified and sought the support of a suitable UK host department. There are no nationality or citizenship restrictions, but each fellowship must be hosted in a UK university or suitable public-sector research institution and it will be the responsibility of the host department to get UKVI approval, if relevant, once the award is made. The host department is not expected to supervise or direct the research, but must provide a stimulating and inclusive research environment, and the Fellow’s career development should be supported through mentoring. For fuller details, and for the application procedure please visit http://biometrika.wikidot.com


Contact:

Professor Vassili Kolokoltsov V dot Kolokoltsov at warwick dot ac dot uk