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Plant and Agricultural Sciences Fellowships at Bristol

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Press release issued: 17 July 2019

The School of Biological Sciences is seeking highly motivated individuals to join us as Independent Research Fellows to lead research in the field of plant and agricultural sciences. Prospective fellows are invited to visit the department, meet with academic and support staff and will be given the opportunity to present their proposed research area.

The Bristol Centre for Agricultural Innovation (BCAI) is offering an additional £50,000 to boost project funding for three individuals that are awarded mid-career Independent Research Fellowships at Bristol (such as BBSRC Discovery Fellowships & David Phillips Fellowships, Royal Society University Research Fellowships or UKRI Future Leader Fellowships). Those applying for earlier-career fellowships are eligible for an additional £5,000 of research funding, from BCAI, following a successful fellowship award.  Proposed research must fall within the remit of BCAI to be eligible for this additional funding (

At Bristol, we benefit from excellent facilities and host a vibrant group of plant and agricultural scientists. Further information about plant and agricultural research at Bristol can be found at  and information on current fellows and the support we offer:

To be considered for BCAI and departmental support, prospective fellowship candidates are required to submit an expression of interest to by 17th September 2019. Your application should consist of your CV, a covering letter (indicating which fellowship you wish to apply for and confirmation that you are eligible) and a research plan (up to 2 pages). We will select and invite candidates with potential to visit the department in October/November. Please contact Dr Helen Harper for any informal enquiries. We look forward to hearing from you.

Further information

Data protection Policy: Your CV and other information submitted will only be viewed by relevant staff within the School of Biological Sciences in order to be considered for a departmental visit and progression in the application process. It will not be shared with other parties or used for other purposes. It will be held securely and only for as long as strictly necessary for the stated purposes. Please see the statement at the following link for full details of how the University uses the personal data of staff and applicants:

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