Early career researchers appointed as Chancellor’s Fellows

Some 40 outstanding early career researchers have been named as Chancellor’s Fellows from across the University’s three Colleges.

Pioneering research into the potential of AI for healthcare, understanding Earth-like planets in other solar systems, and how children differ from adults in the way they learn and use language are among projects to be explored by a tranche of new Chancellor’s Fellows. 

Creating advanced live models of human organs, assessing the vulnerability of Antarctic ice shelves, and developing sustainable electronics for energy are other topics to be explored by the 2024 cohort of Fellows.

A montage of the faces of newly appointed 2024 Chancellor's Fellows.
Researchers from a range of backgrounds have been offered Chancellor's Fellowships.

Supporting ambition

Participants will be encouraged to build an excellent track record of research, innovation or impact as future leaders, and to develop new areas of focus.

Each will benefit from a tailored programme that helps them reach their research, innovation and leadership ambitions, and will be supported to transition into open-ended roles in the University.

Participants with a range of backgrounds and experience are represented in the 2024 cohort, in which half are women and one in five are from black or minority ethnic groups. The University is committed to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the candidate selection process.  

Our latest cohort of Chancellor’s Fellows will undertake novel research across a wealth of projects, building knowledge and expertise in health and care, environmental sustainability, data, digital and AI, and beyond. We look forward to supporting them to explore and establish novel interdisciplinary areas of research.

Professor Christina BoswellVice-Principal Innovation and Enterprise

Chancellor’s Fellowships, which have been awarded at the University since 2014, aim to enable promising academics to progress their careers and to carry out pioneering work.

The appointments have been enabled through an increase in the University’s Scottish Funding Council, following the University’s strong REF2021 results.

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Chancellor's Fellows in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

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Chancellor's Fellows in the College of Science and Engineering