STEM and research careers
Tracking the careers of recipients of Royal Society Research Fellowships
The Royal Society commissioned CRAC/Vitae to devise a scheme to track the career and scientific progression of researchers who have been awarded its University Research Fellowships and Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships, for the lifetime of these initiatives. CRAC implemented the first of these surveys during autumn 2017. The project has provided insight into the careers of scientists in receipt of these prestigious awards, designed to launch them as independent research leaders, but also consider the impact of the Fellowships.
In parallel with CRAC’s independent report, the Royal Society is publishing a commentary on the results together with case studies of scientists who were awarded these Research Fellowships, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the launch of the University Research Fellowship scheme.