Senior Research Fellowships (SRFs)

Senior Research Fellowships (SRFs) are two-year awards confered to distinguished retired members of staff in recognition of their continued contribution to the research at the University.  Fellows are not employees of the University and the awards carry no financial resources.  SRFs are therefore honorary in character and beneficial to senior individuals and their schools if it is formulated around a specific set of research goals.


Please note we have introduced an application form for the SRF nomination process for 2018/20 applicants: Applicants will need to complete the Senior Research Fellowship Nomination Form and submit to their HoD/S.

Departments/Schools and Faculties will set their own internal deadlines for the receipt of SRF nominations - please check with your Faculty Office for details.

Faculties must inform the IAS of their SRF awards for 2018/20 by 5pm, Fri 16 February 2018.


How to apply

Please note that SRF awards are decided by Faculties and no longer by the IAS.

Expectations and renewals

Analytical reports (2-3 pages) on the activities carried out during the SRF period are required at the end of the Fellowship period. SRFs are renewable, but not automatically so –  a case must be made, by detailed reference to ongoing productive research activity and interaction within the Department/School/Faculty.