There are outstanding opportunities for becoming a postdoctoral researcher (PDRA) in our lab at Imperial College London. Below is a list of multiple existing funding schemes. Dr Petar Kormushev is available to mentor potential Post-Doc applicants on research topics related to robotics and machine learning. Interested candidates should contact Dr Kormushev by e-mail well before submitting their application.

Marie-curie fellowship

http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/

  • The Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie actions (MSCA) support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality.
  • Researchers working across all disciplines are eligible for funding.
  • The MSCA also support industrial doctorates, combining academic research study with work in companies, and other innovative training that enhances employability and career development.

Imperial College JRF (Junior Research Fellowship)

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/junior-research-fellowships/

  • A competitive salary
  • Research and travel expenses of up to £45,000
  • Personal mentoring support from a senior Imperial academic
  • The chance to take full responsibility for setting and directing your own research agenda

Royal Society URF (University Research Fellowship)

https://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/university-research/

  • 80% of the basic salary costs up to £39,389.64 in the first year, estates costs and indirect costs
  • Research expenses (up to £13,000 for the first year and up to £11,000 annually thereafter)

Royal Society Fellowships for researchers from North America and Asia

http://www.scholarshippost.com/scholarships/royal-society-fellowships/

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowship

http://www.royalcommission1851.org.uk/awards/?award=research

Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship

http://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/support-for-research/raeng-research-fellowship

  • Freedom to concentrate on basic research in any field of engineering
  • The services of a mentor to offer advice and to facilitate the formation of industrial links

EPSRC Fellowships

https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/areas/priorityareas/ict/roboticsandautonomoussystems/
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/areas/

  • EPSRC has defined three career stages (postdoctoral, early and established career) and the attributes expected at each stage.
  • Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed on a rolling basis at a review panel.

Newton International Fellowships

https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-international/

  • This scheme is for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK.
  • Eligibility requirements: to have a PhD, no more than 7 years of full-time postdoctoral experience, work outside the UK, and not hold UK citizenship

 

Leverhulme foundation

http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/funding.cfm

 

Swiss National Science Foundation

http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/funding.cfm

  • For researchers having done 3 years of research in Switzerland or being Swiss nationals