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.


Details of the application process for 2019/21 will be published shortly. 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 2019/21 by 5pm, Fri 15 February 2019.


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.