Open for applications

Are you seeking an opportunity to launch your independent research career in an environment that is supportive, innovative, close to industry and practice, and will help you achieve your career aspirations and conduct impactful research?   

If the answer is yes to the above, then a Cranfield University 75th Anniversary Fellowship could be for you.

Through the Cranfield 75th Anniversary Research Fellowship scheme, we are looking to provide a springboard for your future research career. We will give you the opportunity to conduct innovative research, free from teaching commitments, and will support you to apply for external prestigious opportunities to further your career. Throughout the fellowship you will receive the support of a comprehensive career development programme and the chance to be mentored by leading academics, whilst benefiting from a strong peer support network and our collaborative research community. Our research culture is underpinned by our Values of Impact, Respect, Community and Ambition.

All we ask is that you have a clear research vision, are committed to making a difference, a collegiate researcher, and you are within 3 years of your Doctorate (career breaks excepted). You might be an engineer, chemist, biologist, social scientist, or you may have a background in defence.  We are flexible and are interested to hear from you if you want to become part of our Cranfield community. Further information can be found under the following links:

Information for applicants
Information for Industrial Sponsors
Meet our current fellows

For any queries about the scheme, please contact

Deadline: 31st May, 2022 (applications open from 1st April 2022)

About Cranfield

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact on our Working at Cranfield page.

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: ambition, impact, respect and community. To find out more please visit our About page.

At Cranfield we value diversity and inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of home working, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. To find out more, please visit our Diversity page

For any queries about the scheme, please contact the Research and Innovation Office at Cranfield on