The LBNet Early Stage Career Fellowship (LBNET-ESCF) will provide support for researchers wishing to undertake independent research in the area of industrial biotechnology and bioenergy applications using lignocellulosic biomass. The LBNET-ESCF will support the transition of early stage researchers to fully independent research leaders.

Awards are for 12 months and it is expected that 2 fellowships will be awarded, each at a value of up to £75K.


  • Applicants should have a PhD or be expecting to have undergone successful PhD viva prior to 16 December 2016
  • Applicants should not exceed five years in active postdoctoral research employment prior to announcement of the awarded LBNET-ESCF(16 December 2016)
  • Applicants must have agreement from a BBSRC-eligible research organisation to host their fellowship for its duration

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