2018 Ramsay Memorial Fellowships in Chemistry, UK

Applications are currently been submitted for Ramsay Memorial Fellowship for 2018 and submission will be on-going till 15th November . Eligible persons are encouraged to apply but are also reminded that the eligibility criteria is of great importance and must be met as stated.

 In special circumstances, and with the approval of the Trustees, the beginning of the tenure may be deferred. In exceptional cases (for example, in instances where a Fellow is offered a temporary fixed-term academic position or wishes to give notice of parental leave), the Trustees may extend the Fellowship for a period up to, but not more than, a third year.

Value of Scholarship : Although a Ramsay Fellowship may be fully funded by the Trust, the expectation is that it will normally be co-sponsored either by a university department, an industrial company or another body approved by the Trustees. Where a Fellowship is co-sponsored, the Trust will contribute 50% of the Fellow’s total salary costs up to a maximum of £17,500 per annum, with the balance of all other costs to be paid by the co-sponsor. In addition, a grant of up to £1,000 per annum may be requested by the Fellow for (non-travel) research expenses which can be shown to be essential to the research work being undertaken.


‣ Ramsay Memorial Fellowships were instituted in 1920 as a memorial to Sir William Ramsay (1852-1916), who was Professor of Inorganic and General Chemistry at UCL from 1887-1913 and Britain’s very first recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, in 1904, for his discovery of the noble gases.

‣  Ramsay Memorial Fellowships are awarded annually by the Ramsay Memorial Fellowships Trust to postdoctoral chemists who have already had some postdoctoral experience of research but who are in the early stages of their career, so that they may initiate a programme of original and independent research. Fellowships are usually tenable at a university or other place of academic research within the United Kingdom.



‣ For Ramsay Memorial Fellowships application ,preference will be given to candidates who have been born within the Commonwealth and who have graduated with distinction in chemistry from a university within the Commonwealth. In exceptional cases, the Trustees may award a Fellowship to a candidate whose academic distinction has been gained outside the Commonwealth.

‣ Candidates will be expected to have had training in research leading to the possession of a PhD, preferably of a university within the British Commonwealth or its equivalent, and to show evidence of their ability to initiate and pursue a programme of independent research. Candidates cannot be considered unless they have submitted their PhD thesis by the 31 December following the deadline for receipt of applications. Great emphasis is placed by the Advisory Council on both the quality and the originality of the research proposed.

‣ The Advisory Council also takes into account evidence of mobility, at pre- or post-doctoral level and/or in the selection of the candidate’s proposed place of work. However, in doing so, it will also give consideration to any personal factors or circumstances that have impacted, or will be likely to impact, on this, eg parenting or caring responsibilities. Preference will also be given to early-career candidates.

Notification for Ramsay Memorial Fellowships

‣ Applications will be considered by the Ramsay Trustees and Advisory Council, and candidates will be notified in due course of their decision.

Scholarship Application Method 

‣ Applications for a British Ramsay Memorial Fellowship should be made on the prescribed application form and returned to the Executive Secretary, Ramsay Memorial Fellowships Trust, Academic Services, Student and Registry Services, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK (email: g.hawes@ucl.ac.uk), to arrive not later than 15 November of the year before the award.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 15 November .

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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