Applicants may be of any nationality, and their PhD (or equivalent) may have been awarded in any country.
Applicants must already have submitted their doctoral thesis for examination, or be prepared to do so by 1 October of the academic year in which the award is to be held. Applicants who already hold doctorates must have been awarded them in the five years prior to October 2013.
This Fellowship is intended as a first academic post for recent doctoral graduates. Those who have previously held another postdoctoral research Fellowship will not be eligible.
The Fellowship cannot be held in conjunction with any other substantial maintenance grant.