Denman Baynes Studentship

University of Cambridge - Clare College

1 October 2018 to 30 September 2022

Clare College offers a Senior Research Studentship in Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Engineering or Computer Science, tenable for not more than four years from 1 October 2018. When the holder has both completed one year of the Studentship and their PhD degree has been approved, the Studentship will become a Junior Research Fellowship for the remainder of the tenure.

Applicants must be Research Students registered for the degree of PhD in the University of Cambridge, and currently in their penultimate year of registration.

It is assumed that the successful applicant will already be in receipt of financial support to cover three (or four) years of research. The holder will therefore ordinarily receive no stipend until the end of their final year of research (expected to be 1 October 2019), or the expiry of their present grant if that should take place earlier. They will, however, be given High Table Dining Rights and may receive grants for research expenses other than fees. Subsequently, the stipend will be the same as that for a Research Fellow of the College. Single accommodation will be provided for the Denman Baynes Student; no partnered accommodation is normally available, but a living-out allowance can be given in lieu of accommodation.

Stipends are linked to the University’s salary spine points 39 to 41 which is reviewed annually. The current rates are £29,799 in the first paid year, rising to £30,688 in the second and then to £31,604 in the third year. There is a reduction of £6,090 per annum if the holder is resident in College, and the payment of an increment after the first year is conditional upon the PhD having been awarded. The tenure will be such that the holder will be in receipt of a stipend for not more than three years. If requested, the holder will be expected to give some supervisions for the College and also to assist in the College’s admissions process, both of which will be paid for separately at the normal rates.

International students considering applying for this Studentship should read the rules on eligibility which they will find on the University of Cambridge website

Applicants are asked to send to the Fellowship Administrator a statement of their academic career since leaving school, a note (of about 500 words) on their research, and the names of two people conversant with their research work to whom reference may be made. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend for interview.

Applications should be submitted by email to Sophie King, Fellowship Administrator, at by 12 noon on Monday 16 April 2018. Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 21 May 2018.

Clare College is an equal opportunities employer.

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