Education Research Fellowship

This scheme is for academics in the UK researching physics and mathematics education who are at an early stage of their career and have the potential to become leaders in their field.

Education Research Fellowship

The scheme provides outstanding educationists with the opportunity to build an independent research career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. It is also open to University Research Fellows and Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows whose work is relevant to the teaching of STEM subjects.

The ultimate aim of this scheme is to develop and support robust, evidence-based research which can inform national education policy and practice. Candidates will be appointed based on individual excellence and the relevance of their research work to both policy and practice. It is expected that successful applicants will be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships.

The scheme is supported by The Ogden Trust and The Company of Actuaries Charitable Trust.

Eligibility requirements

The current round covers physics education for pupils aged 5-19.

The applicant must:

  • have a PhD or equivalent research experience. Applicants are expected to have had at least 1 short term post doctoral post by the time the funding starts.
  • be a citizen of the EEA (or have a relevant connection to the EEA)

The European Economic Area (EEA) consists of the European Union (including the UK) plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.

Applicants should ensure that they meet all the eligibility requirements, which are explained in the scheme notes (PDF).

Value and tenure

Fellowships will cover salary and research expenses for up to two years. In addition, each fellowship offers:

  • Interactions between Education Research Fellows, policy makers, practitioners and sponsors through support mechanisms and individual and organisational links.
  • Flexible working patterns with the option of reclaiming time spent part-time.

Application process

Applications are initially reviewed by members of Education Research Fellowship panel who have the most appropriate expertise.

The shortlisted proposals are reviewed by two independent referees suggested by the panel members. The final decision is made by the selection panel.

Applying for this scheme

This scheme is currently closed to applications.

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Case studies

Read about researchers who have been awarded an Education Research Fellowship:

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Education schemes

Education Research Fellowship
For academics in the UK researching physics and mathematics education who are at an early stage of their career and have the potential to become leaders in their field.

We also run the Partnership Grants scheme, which provides funding for schools to work in partnership with scientists and engineers.

See all the grant schemes.

Contact us

If you have a question about this scheme, please first read the scheme notes which contain more information. If the answer is still not available, you can contact the grants team here.