The RAS supports a number of research fellowships:
Norman Lockyer Fellowship
This postdoctoral Fellowship, tenable in the UK, provides support for 3 years to enable an outstanding research worker to conduct a self-directed programme of research in any astronomical topic (including solar system science and planetary science). The Norman Lockyer Fellowship is open to those who hold a doctorate from a recognized institution of higher education at the time of taking up the award. Fellows will normally be 30 years of age or younger on 1 October of the year of appointment. More
RAS Research Fellowships
These postdoctoral Fellowships, tenable in the UK, provide support for up to 3 years for early career research astronomers and geophysicists. Applications are restricted to candidates who have a recognized PhD (or equivalent) obtained no more than 5 years before the start of their position or who have taken their viva before the application deadline and expect to be awarded the PhD by the time of appointment. More
RAS-Daphne Jackson Fellowship (RASDJF)
The Daphne Jackson Trust offers flexible, part-time, paid Fellowships, normally for two years, to assist talented scientists into a career following a break of at least two years. Fellows undertake a challenging research project and a retraining programme. Candidates in astronomy and geophysics eligible for the RASDJF should apply via the Daphne Jackson Trust website.