Research opportunities

The School of Biological Sciences is seeking highly motivated individuals to join us as

Independent Research Fellows.
We recognise the importance of this step in the development of an early career
scientist and are keen to assist outstanding individuals with their applications,
integration into the School and development.
We would also like to hear from Independent Research Fellows who are interested in
transferring an existing fellowship to Bristol.

Research fellow support

Meet our fellows

Plant and Agricultural Sciences Fellowship event 26th- 27th February 2018

The University of Bristol will hold a Plant and Agricultural Sciences Fellowship event on 26th- 27th February 2018. The School of Biological Sciences is seeking highly motivated individuals to join us as independent research fellows. Prospective fellows are invited to visit the department, meet with academic and support staff and will be given the opportunity to present proposed research areas. Funding is available to support travel and accommodation for this event and some members of our academic staff will host an evening meal to enable further discussions.

The Bristol Centre for Agricultural Innovation (BCAI) is offering three £50,000 research grants to boost project funding for individuals that are awarded independent research fellowships at Bristol. Research areas must fall within the remit of BCAI to be eligible for this extra funding (

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

To apply, email a CV and covering letter (indicating which fellowships you wish to apply for) and a two-page summary of your research plan to by 7th February 2018. We will select and invite candidates with potential to the fellowship event. Please contact Helen Harper for any informal enquiries. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact information

Please contact for further information.

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