Opportunities & Grants

The Younger Members’ Group is a new initiative to bring together members in their forties and under within the BFWG nationwide.


Established in November 2020, the Group aims to forge connections between younger members all over the country, building a network of mutual support and advice, as well as providing opportunities to make new friends.

The Group aims to foster new connections between younger members and those more established in their careers, too, through informal mentorships. The hope is that sharing professional experiences and advice is mutually beneficial, and develops intergenerational ties.

If you’re interested in joining, please get in touch at youngermembers@bfwg.org.uk.


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Professional Certificate In Strategic Education Planning

Professional Certificate in Strategic Education Planning taking place via Zoom from the 24th - 26th October 2022.

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has approved this training course. ILM combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for all and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership

Find out more on their website HERE


Marie Curie FRIAS Cofund Fellowships 2023/24

With the Marie Skłodowska-Curie FRIAS COFUND Fellowship Programme up to 15 fellowships per year (juniors and seniors) are available to researchers from all nationalities and disciplines.

The fellowships give the opportunity of spending three to twelve months working on your own research project at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), the international research college of the University of Freiburg.

Find out more on their website HERE

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The Royal Society

The Royal Society Newsletter for Scientists provides links to a number of grant and career development opportunities.

You can sign up for the newsletter if you would like to receive it directly by using this link:


Call for PhD students

We are searching for students to join our next cohort of PhD students to begin in October 2023.

Franklin students work on highly interdisciplinary projects across research themes with real-world impact, world-leading research supervisors, access to industrial collaborations and top universities from across the UK and beyond-state-of-the-art technologies.

Find out more on their website HERE

Careers at the Rosalind Franklin Institute

Electron Tomography Research Sabbaticals

We are offering researchers the opportunity to spend a funded research sabbatical at the Rosalind Franklin Institute. The goal of the scheme is to disseminate expertise in the imaging of cells and tissues through the workflow of pFIB and cryoET.

We are pleased to offer these sabbaticals thanks to funding from Wellcome through the Electrifying Life Sciences grant. Researchers are expected to base themselves fully at the Franklin for a period of 6-12 months.

We have a range of science and operations role which are currently or soon to be advertised so please keep an eye on our current vacancies page and do share adverts with those who might be interested.



AFFDU /UWE Women's Biography Award

This prize created by the French Association of University Women and the University Women of Europe, rewards a biography in French by an author on the lives of women who have lived in France or abroad.

The prize is the publication of the biography in French by Editions Ampelos.

Closing date: 31 July 2023

University of Lincoln

During this masterclass, Chris Packham shares his top tips on how to get ahead in television and media. He calls on his experience working in television on shows including The Really Wild ShowAutumnwatchSpringwatch, and Secrets of Our Living Planet.

Co-hosted by Professor Jason Whittaker, Head of the School of English and Journalism, this hour-long masterclass is perfect for anyone interested in film, media, journalism, English, and creative writing at the University of Lincoln.

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