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

Dr Emma Williams is on a mission to enable researchers to take the next career step positively and proactively. Harnessing her 30+ years in and around Higher Education – from physicist to training business owner – she speaks, writes and trains on all things researcher development. Her favourite soapboxes include women’s development in Universities and encouraging researchers to investigate all things enterprising. She brings creativity, empathy and usually a large coffee to her work.

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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