How to apply

We expect candidates to find themselves an academic sponsor. Prior to completing an application, please make sure you have made an initial enquiry with your proposed Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship Sponsor. This needs to have been done by the 21 December 2018. If you need support with this we suggest you contact the research leads in your disciplinary area.

Please note the call for applications for 2019/20 is now closed.


  1. Download the further particulars and Project Proposal and Letter of Support proforma, available from the vacancy adverts:
  2. Complete the 'project proposal' section of the proforma and email it to your proposed sponsor, along with your CV, requesting that they:
    • support your application by completing the 'letter of support' section on page five of the proforma;
    • obtain a signature of approval from the relevant head of school.
  3. Apply online for one of the following vacancies:
  4.  You will need to upload the following supporting documents:
    • Please merge your academic CV and your covering letter into one document (and upload to the 'covering letter' section of the application);
    • Please upload the Project Proposal and Letter of Support proforma (to the 'upload documents' section of the application).

Please note

If your research project sits across several priority areas you should make reference to all relevant priority areas in the Project Proposal proforma. In Section 3a) and 3b) of the proforma, please list your previous achievements and outputs in research.

It is too early for us to provide details of the priority areas for the 2020/21 Vice-Chancellors Fellowships.

Key dates

For the Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowships focused in Young People's Mental Health

Application Deadline: Midnight Wednesday 20th February 2019. 

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by the 8th March 2019.

We anticipate that panel interviews will be held in March.

Final decisions will be made in April 2019.

Successful applicants are expected to be in post by Spring 2019.


Find a Sponsor: Friday 21st December 2018. 

Application Deadline: Midnight Thursday 10th January 2019. 

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by the end of February 2019.

We anticipate that panel interviews will be held in March.

Final decisions will be made in April 2019.

Successful applicants are expected to be in post by early November 2019. 

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