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Research Committee E

Responsible for the award of fellowships and other personal awards

The Committee will:

  • undertake the peer review of Fellowships and other personal awards, and applications for other people movement schemes according to BBSRC processes and best practice, and to provide recommendations for awards to BBSRC Executive
  • provide mentoring, support and regular feedback to Fellows through face-to-face visits and meetings, through the annual appraisal system and attendance at Fellows' Induction Seminars and the biennial Fellows Conference organised by BBSRC
  • provide input to BBSRC and its strategy advisory panels and sub-groups on the recommendations it makes on the award of fellowships and other personal awards

Committee E will also be represented on:

  • Research Advisory Panel through the Chair of the Committee
  • Portfolio Monitoring Group, reporting to Bioscience Skills and Careers Strategy Advisory Panel
  • Cross-Council Fellowships Panels
  • Training Grant Assessment Panels

It meets 3 times a year:

  • March (fellowship interviews shortlisting)
  • October (fellows annual appraisals, new fellows induction seminar and fellowship interviews shortlisting)
  • December (fellowship competition sift; update on mid-term review presentations from David Phillips)

Other meetings as required: including fellowship interview panels in April and November and departmental engagement visits. Members may also attend other BBSRC conferences including the biennial fellows conference.

If you are interested in joining Research Committee E, please see our advert at The application will be open until midnight 5 July 2015 for appointments starting around October 2015


We aim to have 16 members (including the Chair):

Richard Bardgett (Chair) - The University of Manchester
Martin Sheldon (Deputy Chair) - Swansea University
John Birch - Independent
Alexandra Brand - University of Aberdeen
Ian Eggleston - University of Bath
Donna Davies - University of Southampton
Peter Doyle - Unilever
Ian Furner - University of Cambridge
David Gavaghan - University of Oxford
Susan Healy - University of St Andrews
David Jones - University College London
Wendy Nicholson - The University of Edinburgh
Helen Osborn - University of Reading
Alan Raybould - Syngenta
Greg Tucker - The University of Nottingham
Andy Wells - Charnwood Technical Consulting Ltd

Meeting dates


21 March

1-2 May (fellowship interviews)

14-16 October

11-12 November (fellowship interviews)

17 December


22 March

10-11 October

6 December


14 December