You've got the skill. You've got the passion. You've got the ambition. Join us.

Our pioneering research fellows receive generous funding and specialist support in a diverse, thriving community. As a university with an international reputation for transformative discoveries, you will have exciting opportunities to become a research leader.

Register your interest by 6 October 2022.

Please discuss your research proposal with your host school or faculty. You must have been awarded your PhD to apply.



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We are UoN Research.

Results from the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) reaffirm the University of Nottingham as among the best universities in the UK for the strength of our research.



in the UK for research power (THE)


researchers submitted to REF2021


case studies showing real-world impact



Our Research Excellence Framework results


Record £29 million award for UK's most powerful MRI scanner

National facility at the birthplace of MRI will transform understanding of the brain and treatment of disease.

“We are proud that this remarkable scanner will be housed on the campus where my mentor Sir Peter Mansfield’s breakthrough transformed medicine.”

— Professor Richard Bowtell, Head of the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre

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From dedication and discovery
To changing lives together

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Open research

Access our published research outputs, research data and higher-level theses.

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Interdisciplinary research

We address the key challenges of our age through collaborative research that brings together academics.

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Covid-19 research response

How we support our communities, partners and the global effort in the coronavirus crisis.

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Ethics and Integrity

We can be trusted. We hold all of our researchers to high standards of integrity and ethics.

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Policy and engagement

The Institute for Policy and Engagement ensures our research shapes public policy and debate.

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Working with business

Discover the power of a partnership: connect, collaborate and innovate with us.

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"How the brain develops throughout childhood is still a mystery, and we can now study this in ways never before possible" — Professor Matt Brookes

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