Bowring Research Fellowships

University of Cambridge - St Catharine’s College

The Governing Body of St Catharine’s College invites applications for election to the Bowring Research Fellowship, tenable from 1 October 2018 for three years. The Fellowship is open to graduates of any university who (i) are members of the College, or (ii) not being members of the College, are engaged in research in the Sciences.

The Sciences cover the following broad categories:  Biological Sciences (including Biotechnology) and Medical Sciences  Physical Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy, Computer Science, Physical Geography, Econometrics)  Engineering

The Bowring Research Fellowship is for research in “chemical engineering, computer science, electrical and information sciences, engineering, mathematics, medical and veterinary sciences, and natural sciences”. “Natural sciences” includes biological and physical sciences. Applications are particularly encouraged from graduates “of any nationality born in a country whose capital lies between longitude 70 and 180 degrees east”, such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, China, India, Japan, and Korea. Others may also apply.

Research Fellowships are intended to support outstanding individuals at an early stage in their academic careers, and will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD research, or are close to completion.  Candidates should not ordinarily have been engaged in full-time post-doctoral research for more than one year, nor have already held a College Research Fellowship elsewhere.

Laboratory-based scientists who reach the long-list (see below) will be expected to have gained the agreement of the Head of the relevant University Department that appropriate facilities can be provided. A statement from the candidate to this effect should be submitted with the written work.

Research Fellows may undertake up to a maximum of six hours of undergraduate teaching per week during term, for which payment will be made, but are not otherwise permitted to undertake paid work or to hold any other appointment, award or emolument, without the consent of the Governing Body.  Research Fellows are normally expected to spend the tenure of their Fellowship in Cambridge and to contribute to the life of the College, but permission may be granted for periods of research away from Cambridge/

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