College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Chancellor's Fellows

The Chancellor's Fellows scheme is designed for early career research scientists with ideas and ambition.

Applications for the Chancellor's Fellows scheme for 2022 is now closed. 


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 A Chancellor’s Fellowship with the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is an opportunity to realise your research goals in a thriving multi-disciplinary community.  We already have incredible research facilities and an ongoing plan to create unrivalled future resources for both research and outstanding medical, veterinary and biomedical sciences teaching.   

Whether you are already working at the University of Edinburgh or at another research institution, we’d like to receive your application.  


About the fellowship

Over the course of the five-year programme, we will support you to develop your ideas and find your future place in our thriving research community. We have a strong track record in supporting our Chancellor’s Fellows to win significant funding and establish their own research groups.    

We live and work in one of the most incredible cities in the world with the wild spaces and places of Scotland within easy reach.   Visit our research institute websites below to explore our facilities or take a virtual tour for a look inside our doors. 

You can also follow our social media for a sense of our community - most of our institutes have channels across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  

Our excellent 2021 Research Exercise Framework results are a reflection of the strength and diversity of our whole College community.

Finally, don’t just take our word for it:  have a look at what our earlier Chancellor’s Fellows have to say below.

We look forward to receiving your application to join us.


How to apply


Profile: Emily Clark

Emily is Research Group Leader at the Roslin Institute. She received a Chancellor's Fellowship in 2017.

Profile: Elaine Emmerson

Elaine was awarded a Chancellor's Fellowship in 2017. Her research explores salivary gland regeneration.

Profile: Syed Ahmar Shah

Head shot of Syed Ahmar Shah
Syed Ahmar Shah is a Chancellor's Fellow based at the Usher Institute, currently pursuing projects in both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Explore the College

Roslin Institute

Usher Institute

Institute of Genetics and Cancer

Institute for Regeneration and Repair

Edinburgh Neuroscience

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

Virtual Visit

Living in Edinburgh

Research Excellence Framework 2022 results