Early Career Research Fellowships 2018

University of Cambridge - Selwyn College, Cambridge

Applications are invited for a stipendiary Centenary Research Fellowship, supported by the Isaac Newton Trust, in the following arts subjects: Anglo-Saxon, Architecture, Classical Literature and Linguistics, Education, English, Linguistics, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music. These will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2018. The Fellowships are open to graduates, men or women, of any University, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD or are close to completion. The function of this Fellowship is as an initial (normally) post-doctoral position appropriate to the start of an academic career.

The prime duty of a Research Fellow will be to pursue research and they will be expected to provide a written report on the progress of their research each year.

The initial pensionable stipend for a Research Fellow with a PhD (and who does not already have a salaried position) is currently £18,739 rising to £20,374 in year 3. The non-incremental stipend for a Research Fellow without a PhD is currently £16,707 pre-PhD.

Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, St Edmund’s College, Selwyn College and Trinity Hall operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. Applications will be considered by all Colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subject. A total of eleven Fellowships is offered but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received.

Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules.

Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website w/c 9 October 2017 http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/applying/fellows/jrf/

All applications to be submitted online by Monday 13 November 2017

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