Internally Funded Fellowships

The School of Chemistry occasionally advertises vacancies for university funded fellowships such as Christina Miller fellowships or Chancellor Fellowships.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit informal enquiries to an existing academic staff member active in a related research area prior to submitting a formal application. Enquiries may also be directed to the Director of Research. Christina Miller fellowship applications require nomination of a mentor from the School's existing academic staff. It is expected that research proposals will have been discussed informally prior to submission of an application.

Chancellor’s Fellowship

These highly prestigious 5- year tenure track Fellowships are aimed at exceptional individuals who can demonstrate potential for independent research and a future academic career. Although they may contribute to teaching to a limited degree, the primary role will be to turn their existing research into further high-quality publications and to develop new, independent research in their area of interest. For more information and to check whether the scheme is currently open for applications visit the University Chancellor’s Fellowship page.

Current and Past Chancellor’s Fellows in the School of Chemistry include:

Christina Miller Fellowship

This three-year Fellowship specifically supports early-career (postdoctoral) researchers from backgrounds that are under-represented in chemistry research and academia (e.g. gender, minority ethnicity, disability, disadvantaged circumstances, etc.).  The Fellowship aims to provide a supportive and collegial environment for early-career researchers to develop their research and prepare themselves for future independent roles in academia and beyond.  Past recipients of the Fellowship have gone on to secure other prestigious research fellowships such as UKRI Future Leaders, Ramsey Memorial and the University of Edinburgh Chancellor’s Fellowship scheme.

Christina Miller Research Fellowships honour the outstanding achievements of Dr Christina Cruickshank Miller (29 August 1899 - 16 July 2001) - a University of Edinburgh researcher and one of the first five women, the first female chemist, and one of the first deaf scientists elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Find out more about Christmas Miller at the University Alumni page.

We seek candidates from diverse under-represented backgrounds, who have completed a PhD in Chemistry, or a closely related subject, and can demonstrate the potential for independent research and a future academic career. Although the successful candidate may contribute to teaching to a limited degree, the role will allow for the development of further high-quality publications from existing research; and new, independent research in the successful candidate’s area of interest. This approach is intended to provide foundational experience, support and mentorship to pursue follow-on applications for independent Fellowships.

The Christina Miller Research Fellow will be associated with an existing research group within the School, to benefit from existing technical support and infrastructure. They will also be paired with a mentor to provide support and advice and connected to the appropriate University of Edinburgh staff networks as applicable to ensure the fellow has an excellent peer support group.

Current and Past Christina Miller fellows include:

An interview with former fellows Dr Jenni Garden and Dr Amanda Jarvis is available.