Who is Eligible?

To qualify candidates should:

  • Be citizens of the United States of America normally resident in the USA
  • Hold a doctorate in a science or engineering subject by the time they take up their Fellowship

In appointing Fellows the selectors will look for distinction of intellect and character as evidenced both by their scholastic attainments and by their other activities and achievements. Candidates, who will be expected to pursue high level research during their Fellowship, should demonstrate an outward-looking disposition, good communications skills and the potential to promote British-American understanding. Preference will be given to candidates who combine high academic ability with the capacity to play an active part in the life of the United Kingdom university or research institute to which they go, and to those who display a potential to make a significant contribution to their own society. Selectors will also look for strong motivation and seriousness of purpose, including the presentation of a specific and realistic research programme.

These Fellowships are not available for the study of a higher degree.

Rules for Candidates

Please download the rules for the 2023 Marshall Sherfield Fellowships.