2023 Fully Funded Illuminate: The Vice Chancellor’s Fellowship at Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland.

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The Vice Chancellor’s Illuminate Fellowship seeks research proposals related to Medicine, Health, and Life Sciences, with a particular emphasis on using data and advanced technologies in healthcare to address societal issues. The program encourages multidisciplinary approaches and patient-based investigations in various areas, such as cancer, immunology, epidemiology, and pharmaceutical sciences.

The fellowship also invites proposals in Engineering and Physical Sciences, including net-zero engineering, digital twins, sustainable materials, and intelligent and sustainable infrastructure. Additionally, it encourages research in Psychology, particularly in the areas of behavior change, decision-making, and intervention.

Degree Level:

Fully Funded Illuminate: The Vice Chancellor’s Fellowship 2023-24, Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland. is available to undertake PhD level programs at Queen’s University Belfast.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Medicine
  • Health
  • Physical Sciences
  • Engineering


Queen’s wants to recruit, develop and nurture outstanding researchers who will deliver world-leading research and become our research leaders of the future.  This is why we will invest in you with:

  • Internationally Competitive Salary
  • Generous fellowship enhancement award of between £20,000 to £50,000 to support your research.
  • Funding to recruit a full-time PhD student within the first two years of appointment.
  • A career pathway to a permanent Senior Lecturer post at the end of the Fellowship.
  • Access to a Fellows Network through our Fellowship Academy
  • A maximum teaching and administrative workload in years 3 & 4 not exceeding 20% of your time.
  • A vibrant campus in the heart of Belfast City with award winning libraries and cutting edge facilities. Explore our campus.
  • Mentorship Programme and a range of professional learning and development opportunities
  • Excellent relocation expenses in line with Queen’s Relocation Policy.
  • Many other great benefits offered to all Queen’s staff.

Eligible Nationalities:

This scholarship is open to international students of all nationalities.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant subject
  • Normally 2 – 8 years’ post-PhD experience
  • A high quality publication record
  • A research profile and plan which is aligned to an existing research strength at Queen’s

Visit official webpage for details and application

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