Back Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a research fellowship you must pass all the following eligibility requirements:

  1. You have completed, or will have completed by the 1st October 2024, an undergraduate degree at a university or equivalent institution. Undergraduate degrees include, but are not limited to: First Degrees, Bachelor Degrees and some lower Master's Degrees.
  2. You are a graduate of, or current student at, a university or equivalent institution in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.
  3. You are currently involved in full-time research for your first PhD degree.
  4. You commenced full-time research work no earlier than the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic year.
  5. If an unusual amount of time has passed since beginning your research, you are unlikely to be considered unless there are strong mitigating circumstances, such as:
    • some of the research was done part-time
    • a severe illness
    • a tragedy in the family
    • a gap due to full-time volunteer work

    If you feel you have strong mitigating circumstances, please complete the application form and the system will provide you with the facility to provide your explanation on the Eligibility Details page.

The RF Administrator is unable to answer queries relating to your eligibility; please follow the instructions.