Chancellor’s Fellowship Opportunities

Find out more about our Chancellor’s Fellowship opportunities including job details, how to apply and our strategic priority areas.

HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University
Her Royal Highness, the eighth Chancellor of the University, has kindly agreed that these prestigious Fellowships can be named in her recognition.

Building on the outstanding successes of our previous tenure-track Chancellor’s Fellowship programmes and our world class research performance, we are investing in another cohort of 30 Chancellor’s Fellows across multiple disciplines. Based in the heart of one of the world’s finest cities, these prestigious 5-year awards support highly talented early career researchers from across the world to develop their careers.

The University has been able to make this investment because of its highly successful research, teaching and commercialisation performance.

Key Facts about the University of Edinburgh

  • In 2014-15 £305 million new research awards (up from £270 million in 2013-14)
  • Ranked 21st in the world by QS (2015-16)
  • REF 2014:
    • Scotland’s top-ranked research institution
    • 83% of the University’s research activity is World Leading (*4) or Internationally Excellent (3*)
    • Rated 4th in the UK for Research Power
    • One of a select group of British universities to achieve outstanding results when demonstrating the impact of its research on wider society. More than half of our research in this category has been classed as 'world-leading'

Information for Candidates

We are continuing to invest in the future of our academic staff by appointing Chancellor's Fellowships across multiple disciplines. These 5-year Fellowships support early career researchers at the start of their independent academic careers.

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This Year's Chancellors Fellow recruitment campaign is closed for applications.

Chancellor's Fellows Profiles

We asked some of our current Chancellor's Fellows to tell us what they thought about the programme. Read about their experiences below.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a query about your application, please check this page first as we will list answers to the most common questions.