Who can apply

Please note, the VC Fellows scheme is currently paused, and this website will be updated with any future opportunities. 

Vice-Chancellor's Fellowships are aimed at early-career researchers, this year we will be offering some specific targeted opportunities, see our about page for more details. 

We are looking for the highest quality candidates with relevant research linked to any call who will seize the development opportunities provided and become future research leaders in their field.


Suitable candidates will have:

  • a PhD in a relevant field or equivalent;
  • started to establish a reputation for top quality research;
  • strong leadership qualities and an enthusiasm for developing skills in teaching, leadership, impact development and engagement;
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


We welcome applications from internal and external candidates, including individuals who have taken a career break due to maternity, paternity, adoption leave, illness or other exceptional circumstances.

Candidates with an existing permanent academic position are considered to have achieved the aims of the scheme and will not be eligible to apply.

How to apply


Explore the wide range of resources and support available to research staff at the Univeristy of Bristol

Got a question?

If you have a question about the Vice-Chancellor's Fellowships please email us at vc-fellowships@bristol.ac.uk.

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