How to write a fellowship

Key pointers for postdocs and late stage PhDs

Have you heard this well meaning postdoc career advice?

"You need a fellowship to move on in your career"

"A fellowship is the next logical step"

"Jo took a fellowship there and then moved into a lectureship"


Are you now asking:

Is the research fellowship the magic bullet to an academic career?

Is it right for me?

How do I even start?


Then you are in the right place!

Take a deep breath and let me guide you through the A to Z of writing a fellowship. I'll bring my wealth of experience, friendly style and passion for helping postdocs with their careers. You'll bring an open mind, some time to spend on putting your career first and your questions. Together we will explore through videos and exercises:

Is a fellowship right for you?
Is the timing right?
What will they ask for in the application?
What are the 3Ps and why do they matter?
How does the process work?

And if you are struggling with the first question in particular then you can preview the first section without charge. I've been there. It's confusing. I want to help!



Your Instructor


Dr Emma Williams
Dr Emma Williams

Hello! I'm Emma.

I love coffee. I love science. And I love working with early career researchers to help them get the very best out of their careers.

Poacher turned game keeper? I have certainly been there and worn the lab coat! I enjoy the challenge of working with sparky, bright people which is why I have worked in and around universities as a researcher, staff developer and consultant for over 25 years. At ease with both STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) researchers and those in professional services, I have worked with universities in the UK and overseas. I am a co-author of "What every postdoc needs to know" aimed at those experiencing the tricky early career research years.




Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. But we recommend you get on with it - that fellowship isn't going to write itself!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. If we need to change platform, edit the content or update the material we will contact you via your registration email.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. Equally we don't promise this course will deliver you a fellowship!

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