University of Liverpool Research Fellowships

Original thinking for the next generation.

At Liverpool, we support world-class research potential. Our five year research fellowships will develop future research leaders across a broad and diverse range of subjects in an inclusive and collaborative environment.

The application deadline for the University of Liverpool Research fellowships 2023/24 cohort has now passed. We thank you for your interest and encourage you to revisit our website next year when we are seeking new applicants for 2024/25.


We develop progressive solutions to global challenges, and our world-leading facilities and expertise provide the platform for pioneering discoveries and partnerships. Along with two years of protected research time and career development support from The Academy, a permanent position at the University is also available when the tenure of the Fellowship ends.

Do you have a world-changing research idea? Join us at Liverpool and we will provide you with the support you need to deliver impact that really matters.

Watch our webinar

This video provides more information about the opportunities, application process and the support package available.

Our research

Our internationally-renowned academics conduct research that has a significant impact on global policy, the environment, and the lives of people around the world. Our research focuses on interdisciplinary areas with a breadth and critical mass of research excellence.  Working with partners locally, nationally and globally we are finding innovative solutions to help shape a more sustainable future for everyone.

In the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF2021) 91% of the University’s research was classed as world leading or internationally excellent.  Nine Liverpool research units achieved a top ten ranking for their outstanding impact and 94% of the University’s research impact is now considered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’, recognising the wide-reaching benefits of Liverpool experts’ work in areas of health, culture, policy, business, sustainability and more. Find out more about our research.

What we can offer

  • A five year fellowship
  • A tailored start-up package
  • Researcher development and leadership training
  • Permanent post at the end of the Fellowship (subject to criteria being met)
  • World-leading facilities and expertise



Candidates will be expected to have a PhD in a discipline relating to their fellowship proposal and around 3 years of Postdoctoral experience in an academic, R&D or policy environment. 


Professor Tim Jones

We want to reinforce our position as a world-leading, research intensive University and attract the brightest and best of the next generation of researchers to undertake their world-changing discoveries here in Liverpool.

Vice Chancellor Professor Tim Jones

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