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David Phillips fellowship scheme evaluation

September 2011

David Phillips fellowship scheme evaluation (PDF 565KB)

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A specialist review panel has conducted an independent evaluation of the David Phillips fellowship scheme.


  • To assess the extent to which the scheme has supported outstanding early-career scientists
  • To assess the quality of fellows’ research and the outcomes arising from it
  • To examine whether fellowship support has enabled early-career scientists to establish themselves in academia
  • To examine the level of support provided to fellows by BBSRC and host institutions
  • To identify ways to build on successes and address identified gaps and issues

Evaluation findings

The panel based their findings on:

  • Results of questionnaire surveys from a sample of:
    • Current and former fellowship award holders
    • Fellowship applicants
  • Final reports from completed fellowships
  • Information from BBSRC databases


Paul Reeves, Research Evaluation Manager

+44 1793 414678