Newly appointed members of staff are strongly encouraged to create a Research Professional profile to receive funding alerts and keep up to date with the latest funding opportunities.


Career Development

The Postdoc Development Centre provides a series of training activities such as workshops on "Preparing Successful Fellowship Applications", one-to-one support and mock interviews.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences also runs an annual workshop, the Strategic Training in External Partnerships (STEP). If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please visit Strategic Training in External Partnerships (STEP).

ECRs who wish to find out about the technicalities of preparing a grant proposal are welcome to visit the research office website which has valuable information and advice on grant proposal preparation, costing and project management.

Fellowship Opportunities

A wide-range of research council and EU fellowships are available to early career researchers who want to join Imperial College. Please see our Fellowships list for more information.

Imperial College also offers is own prestigious Imperial College Research Fellowships scheme. These fellowships sustain the brightest and best early career researchers from across the world, providing a level of commitment and support that is rare from a UK university. This scheme is currently open with a deadline of the 12th September for fellowships starting in 2017. If you have any queries about our ICRFs, please contact us.

Industry Engagement

The Faculty of Natural Sciences offers short-term funding to engage with SMEs. Early Career Researchers are encouraged to apply for this strategy funding to start new collaborations in view to develop long-term relationships with end-users.

ECRs are encouraged to broaden their research portfolio and collaborations by engaging with end-users and industry beyond the Faculty SME engagement fund. A good way to engage with corporate partners is by applying for leveraged funding schemes from Research Councils and other government funding bodies:

Impact Acceleration Accounts also provide an excellent route for engaging with end-users and maximise the impact of Research Council funding.

If you wish to expand your industrial collaborations and are seeking new partners and funding, the Corporate Partnerships team is here to help you. Please contact Dr Rebecca Wilson, or visit the Enterprise team website.

Strategic Training in External Partnerships Programme (STEP)

The STEP Programme aims to support the Imperial research community in building new collaborations, diversify their research portfolio and deliver excellence with impact. Find out more about the STEP Programme.