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Join us at Southampton - Externally Funded Research Fellowships

Join us at Southampton

Are you an independent researcher looking to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges? We are on the lookout for the next generation of rising stars to join us at Southampton and make big career strides.

Southampton has an excellent track record in hosting and supporting externally-funded research fellowships at all levels, nurturing fellows to the next stage in their academic and research careers.

A fellowship at Southampton can provide you with the opportunity to have focused time to conduct independent research and enable you to establish your academic career in a vibrant, inclusive, research-intensive environment with mentoring from world leaders.

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Why Southampton?

It is important to think carefully about your choice of host institution and where you will have the best opportunity to develop your career. You will also need to justify your choice of host institution to your fellowship reviewers.

Externally-funded research fellows at the University of Southampton will benefit from:

In addition:

We welcome enquiries from fellowship applicants at any career stage, or academics wishing to transfer their existing fellowship to Southampton. Get in contact with us at

Case studies

Imogen Gingell

Imogen Gingell

"As a partner of the Alan Turing Institute the University provides a great vehicle for building skill and collaborations in machine learning."

Ömer Gürdoğan

Ömer Gürdoğan

"The research environment at Southampton is really productive. My research is in the space between maths and physics, so the STAG Research Centre is a huge asset for me."

Eric Numkam Fokoua

Eric Numcam Fokoua

"Southampton hosts the largest photonics research centre in the UK and probably the best optical fibre research facilities for any university in the world."

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

"I have had the pleasure to be exposed to some seriously impressive people. My profile has also been enhanced, which has led to more invitations to do various things."

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