Postdoctoral fellowships in chemistry UK (Ramsay Memorial Fellowships) 2015

Ramsay Memorial Fellowships are unique in providing opportunities for postdoctoral chemists who have already had some postdoctoral experience of research but who are still in the early stages of their academic careers to initiate an original and independent programme of research.

Applications are invited for the award by the Ramsay Trustees of General (British) Ramsay Memorial Fellowships in 2016. Ramsay Memorial Fellowships were established as a memorial to Sir William Ramsay, KCB, FRS – who received Britain’s first Nobel Prize for Chemistry, in 1904, for his discovery of the noble gases – for the purpose of promoting the development of the science of chemistry by encouragement of individual ability at the highest level.

Duration Ramsay Fellowships will normally be tenable at a university in the United Kingdom for two years on a full-time basis with effect from 1 October 2016. Value The Ramsay Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow’s total salary costs up to a maximum of £17,500 per annum, with the balance to be paid by the host institution or other co-sponsoring body. In addition, a grant of up to £1,000 per annum may be requested for (non-travel) research expenses.

Further information and application forms are available online at or from the Executive Secretary, Ramsay Memorial Fellowships Trust, c/o UCL Academic Services, Student and Registry Services, 9th Floor 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HB (telephone 020 3108 8215; email


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:, to arrive not later than 15 November of the year before the award.

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


Enquiries may be made to, and application forms obtained from, the Executive Secretary of the Trust (Mr Gary Hawes) at the address above, or by the following means:

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 8592
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 8595

Completed application forms must be received by no later than 15 November 2015. The Trust particularly welcomes female applicants.