Stipendiary And Non-Stipendiary Research Fellowships

University of Cambridge - Sidney Sussex College

The College Council wishes to make elections to two Research Fellowships, each tenable for three years, to commence on 1st September 2017. One Fellowship is intended for researchers in Sciences (including Mathematics, Engineering and the Medical and Veterinary sciences) the other for those researching subjects studied in the School of Arts and Humanities (including Architecture, History of Art, Classics, Divinity, English, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music and Philosophy). These Fellowships are primarily intended to provide opportunities for scholars at an early stage of their academic careers to establish a successful research profile.

The starting stipend is £21,605 (at 1st August 2015 stipend level for point 29 on the University's single salary spine). If the Fellow does not hold a PhD the stipend is £18,212 per year (point 23). The stipend is pensionable in USS and the Fellow will be entitled to an office in College and to Fellow’s dining and other privileges. Single residential accommodation may be available for a service charge (currently £142 per month), but for those choosing to live in private accommodation there is a non-pensionable living out allowance of £4,270. Research Fellows may apply for research grants of up to £1,050 per year to cover research expenses, including books. Applications for non-stipendiary positions are welcomed from those with an alternative source of funding.

The holder of a Research Fellowship will be permitted to teach for up to four hours per week, with priority being given to teaching for the College. Additional payment will be made for this teaching at standard University supervision rates. Prior permission of the College Council is required for other paid work and all emoluments received must be disclosed to the Council. Council may reduce the Research Fellowship stipend in the light of other income.

All applications, including references, must be made using the online application form on the College website. The closing date is 25th October 2016 for the receipt of the online application and 28th October 2016 for two supporting references. The latter must also be submitted using the online form. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that both referees submit the form prior to the deadline. Candidates may be asked to submit written work to supplement their applications and short-listed applicants will be interviewed. Interviews are likely to be held in early January 2017.

Enquiries should be directed to the Fellow Secretary to the Research Fellowship Competition, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, CB2 3HU (e-mail:

The College reserves the right not to make an appointment.

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


It should be noted that a successful candidate for a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship who does not have an automatic right to work in the United Kingdom (including anyone who is completing a PhD at an overseas institution) will be subject to the visa requirements of the United Kingdom. The College will give informal advice and assistance but ultimately it will be the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa.

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