The Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford can support the best early career researchers to apply for an independent research fellowship such as:

  • BBSRC Discovery Fellowship
  • BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship
  • Royal Society University Research Fellowship
  • NERC Fellowship
  • ERC Starting Grants.

 There is an annual deadline to express your interest in obtaining the Department’s support to apply for these fellowships. Interest is welcome from early career researchers in all areas of plant biology, including those at interdisciplinary boundaries with the physical or medical sciences who may draw on the outstanding breadth of Oxford’s research environment. If you wish to seek the Department’s support to apply for any of the fellowships listed above, you must engage with this process.  

To express your interest, please email the following three documents to

  1. an up to date CV 
  2. a two page research proposal
  3. a completed IRF cover sheet that can be downloaded here  

Documents due by Friday 12 March, 2021.