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My winning proposal: A postdoc fellowship for the bold

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 expects world-changing ambition from its fellows

Top tips

  • Don’t be put off by the fellowship’s prestige—this is a relatively straightforward application
  • Independent research is a must and you should highlight the originality
  • The project must be realistic but ambitious
  • Consider the option to undertake the fellowship on a self-employed basis

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, an institution initially set up with profits generated from the Great Exhibition, awards around eight research fellowships each year.

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