Research that takes place at Birmingham impacts the lives of people regionally, nationally and globally. Our academic experts continue to break new ground to address the key challenges facing the world today.

Our sector-leading Birmingham Fellowship programme offers five years of protected time for high-quality research, allowing outstanding, high potential, early-career researchers of all ages to establish themselves as rounded academics who will go on to excel in their academic discipline across research, teaching and wider citizenship. All Fellowships come with a permanent academic post at the University.

Video on one of our most recent research areas "Cosmology, Gravitational Waves and Extrasolar Planets"

 

We are not currently recruiting Birmingham Fellows

Successful candidates will need to have a PhD in their relevant academic discipline and be able to demonstrate that they have the capability in delivering world class or internationally leading research. 

Our research areas

Our vision is one where the transfer of knowledge and technology - generated from our research into the economy, policy and society - is an embedded and natural component of our activity, as important and relevant as the knowledge generation itself.

We support knowledge transfer as a broad spectrum of activity - including dissemination to our peers, engagement of the public, support to government and industry, and commercialisation of our intellectual property. 

We aim to build on individual excellence and to capitalise on our distinctive multi- and inter-disciplinary research strengths to address key national and global challenges; recognising that the complexity of these requires the productive bringing together of different perspectives and skills.

 View details of our research areas

How to apply

Successful candidates will need to have a PhD in their relevant academic discipline and be able to demonstrate that they have the capability in delivering world class or internationally leading research. 

We are not currently accepting applications for Birmingham Fellows

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