University Of Nottingham Scholarships 2023

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the University Of Nottingham Scholarships 2023. The entire application details for the University Of Nottingham Scholarships can be accessed below.



University Of Nottingham Scholarships

Scholarships Opportunities 2023 Applications are now open!

You’ve got the skill. You’ve got the passion. You’ve got the ambition. Join us. Our pioneering research fellows receive generous funding and specialist support in a diverse, thriving community. As a university with an international reputation for transformative discoveries – 7th in the UK for research power in REF2021, according to an analysis by Times Higher Education – you will have exciting opportunities to become a research leader. Register your interest by 6 October 2022. Please discuss your research proposal with your host school or faculty. You must have been awarded your Ph.D. to apply.

Our Scholarship schemes 

We have two schemes, each offering the same package of support:

  • Anne McLaren Scholarships is aimed at outstanding female postdoctoral researchers in science, technology, engineering, and medicine, who are at the early stage of their academic careers and wish to establish a research career in the UK
  • Nottingham Research Scholarships is aimed at outstanding postdoctoral researchers who are at the early stage of their academic careers from all academic disciplines represented at the university

Faculty of Arts

All proposed work programs should be interdisciplinary in nature and have the potential to lead to large, collaborative funding bids in the medium term. They can be located in any discipline, but should be aligned with at least one of the faculty’s strategic priorities, notably:

  • Black-centered research, including Black studies
  • Arts and computing, including Digital Humanities
  • Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Health Humanities

 Faculty of Engineering

We invite applications from all areas of engineering research. For this year’s call we are prioritizing applications in the areas of:

  • Electrical machines for sustainable transportation
  • 3D Printing of advanced biologics-based healthcare devices

We have identified the following strategic areas where applications are particularly encouraged:

  • Sustainable, low carbon, and zero carbon process engineering
  • Low carbon construction and civil engineering
  • Climate resilience in the built environment
  • Recycling, re-use, and circular economy
  • Future and renewable power systems
  • Net zero transport and transportation electrification
  • Digital manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning in Engineering
  • Smart buildings and structures

We encourage applications from excellent early career researchers to all of our research groups.

We strongly suggest you familiarise yourself with our structure, teaching, and research.

As an applicant, you are advised to think in detail about how your research proposal and future work fit within our faculty and identify the best research group for your research.

Once you have selected an appropriate research group to host your fellowship, you must contact the head of this research group. You can find their contact details on the ‘Meet the team’ page for each group.

Please approach the head of the research group to:

  • discuss your fellowship
  • gain their confirmation of support for your application

Faculty of Medicine and Health Science


We welcome applications that align with our research themes and groups. In particular, we encourage translational science applications in the following priority areas linked to our National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre*:

  • Mental health and technology
  • MR and Precision Imaging
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Hearing
  • Respiratory
  • Musculoskeletal aging, surgery, injury, and recovery

Nottingham research fellows have access to clinical patients at the following locations. Research fellowship applications are welcome that complement the research interests of these sites.

  • The Queens Medical Centre and Major Trauma Centre
  • Nottingham City Hospital
  • The National Rehabilitation Centre
  • University Hospitals Derby and Nottingham City Healthcare

Find more and contact theme leads at However, other research areas aligning with the School of Medicine are also welcome.

*The NIHR’s 20 Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) are collaborations between world-leading universities and NHS organizations that bring together academics and clinicians to translate lab-based scientific breakthroughs into potential new treatments, diagnostics, and medical technologies.


We encourage applications in the following priority areas:

  • Climate change
  • Sustainable agriculture and food production systems
  • Engineering biology
  • Food and nutrition for all
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Digital agriculture/smart farm/Agri-tech
  • World-leading fundamental biosciences

Degree Level:

Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowships in UK 2023 – the University of Nottingham is available to undertake Ph.D., Postgraduate level programs at the University of Nottingham.

Available Subjects:

The following subject is available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

  • three years’ independent research funding, covering salary costs at c. £42,155 to £53,353
  • the link to a permanent academic post, subject to performance
  • additional funding for research expenses totaling £75,000
  • childcare costs of up to £15,000
  • access to mentoring, career development, and networking with the wider fellowship community

Eligible Nationalities:

All Nationalities

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must have been awarded their Ph.D. – or equivalent such as postgraduate MD/DM for clinical applicants – prior to the closing date for registering interest in the scheme (6 October 2022).

This scheme is aimed at early career researchers, and candidates who do not normally have more than eight years’ post-doctoral experience. However, there are no eligibility rules based on years of post-doctoral experience as this doesn’t allow for variations of career paths across disciplines. Candidates will be assessed on their quality, potential, trajectory, and track record, relative to their career stage.

Candidates for the Anne McLaren Fellowships must be pursuing a career in a STEM subject. Female researchers are typically under-represented in STEM subjects and female applicants are strongly encouraged.

Candidates for the Nottingham Research Fellowships can be from any academic discipline across the university.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • an outstanding track record of research for their career stage and discipline, including high-quality publications, research funding, and/or prizes and awards
  • evidence of a growing reputation, both nationally and internationally
  • an aptitude to lead and inspire others within the research team and institution more broadly
  • potential to act as an ambassador in their research field and more widely

Part-time appointments will be considered on a pro-rata basis.

Candidates are not normally expected to have a permanent position, as they may be considered to have achieved the aims of the scheme already. Explore our FAQs for further information.

The scheme is open to external (including international) and internal candidates. The University of Nottingham will act as a sponsor for any candidate who does not have the right to work in the UK.

For more details on what makes a good application, details of current fellows, and the characteristics of successful fellows, please go to our fellows and what makes a good candidate section.

How to Apply

Please ensure you have completed the following mandatory steps:

  1. Identify your host school or faculty from the list below
  2. Contact the identified school contact to discuss your research proposal – see the list below for details
    1. Ensure your proposed research aligns with identified strategic priority areas for your host school/department
  3. Follow the ‘Apply now link to the online form for your host school or faculty (which is listed below) and ensure you upload your CV and research proposal. The format of the CV/Research Proposal is provided in the individual application links below

Faculty of Arts


Faculty of Engineering


Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences




Faculty of Social Sciences


Note: If you have not registered interest via your chosen school/faculty online form you will not be considered for the scheme.

Application Deadline: 6th October 2022.


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