The next Imperial College Research Fellowship call is for fellowships starting in 2018.
It is anticipated that this call will be launched in June 2017. The deadline for applications is expected to be Tuesday 29 August 2017.
- Fellowships are intended for early career postdoctoral researchers of demonstrated ability and high potential.
- Applications will be invited from candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide in all subject areas that have a strong research base at Imperial College London within the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences and the Business School.
- Fellowships must be based at Imperial College London at any of its campuses.
- To allow fellows to focus on establishing their research, there are no obligatory teaching or administrative duties associated with these fellowships. However, if desired, such duties can be negotiated with the host department.
- Fellows are encouraged to apply for additional sources of funding to allow them to build further their research programme. Fellows are also provided with career development and cohort activities.
- Where appropriate, necessary licences and regulatory approval should be obtained prior to the start of the fellowship.
- Fellows may spend up to 12 months in total visiting other research institutions and/or in industry including overseas; the maximum time spent at any one institution being 6 months. Where this is requested, evidence must be provided to reflect the partner’s willingness to host the fellow.
- Salary will be provided within the Imperial College Academic and Research Level B pay scales of 29 to 34 (2017/18 pay scales are yet to be released; however for reference, the 2016/17 pay scales for this range were £35,640 to £40,620 per annum). Incremental progression through the salary scale will be determined in accordance with procedures governing the Research Staff group.
- A contribution toward research and travel costs of £30,000 may be requested, increasing to £45,000 if fully justified by the nature of the research.
- There are no restrictions on nationality; however applicants will be required to provide evidence of thier eligibility to work in the UK before commencing any fellowship offered.
- Applicants should have a PhD and will normally have no more than four years postdoctoral research experience in an academic environment (calculated from the PhD viva to the application deadline) - exceptions to this can include discipline hopping, where there must still be less than four years postdoctoral research experience in the discipline of the proposed fellowship; career breaks and career changes, where time spent out of the academic research environment will not be counted in the four years.
- In exceptional cases, applicants applying to the Faculty of Engineering and Imperial College Business School are permitted to apply before the submission of the PhD but any offer of funding will be dependent on the PhD being awarded before the start of the fellowship.
- For applications to the Faculties of Natural Sciences and Medicine, a PhD must have been submitted before an application is made and the PhD must be awarded before the start of the fellowship.
Anticapted timeline for 2018 start dates
|Closing date for applications||11.59pm Tuesday 29 August 2017|
|Results of Selection Committee||December 2017|
|Start date for Fellowships||Between 1 August and 1 December 2018|
How to Apply
Information on How to Apply for the next round (yet to be launched) will be available when the call opens in June 2017. For instructions from the previous call, please see below. It is expected that only minimal, if any, changes will be made to this process.
Candidates who are interested in applying for an Imperial College Research Fellowship must contact their proposed sponsor and proposed sponsoring department as soon as possible, to discuss thier intentions to apply.
- Applicants should submit a completed application form (see top of page) by 11.59pm (GMT) 12 September 2016.
- The application form has six sections. Applicants need to complete Sections 1-2, 5-6, which covers personal details, funding request, research proposal and CV.
- The agreed Imperial sponsor needs to complete Section 3.
- If appropriate, the Francis Crick Insitute co-sponsor should complete Section 4.
- Please provide answers in English within the text boxes, keep within the dedicated margins, and do not exceed the word limit and page restrictions as indicated on the form.
- Please refer to monetary values in £ pounds sterling.
- Please complete the form using Arial 11pt.
- Applications without the required signatures will not be accepted.
- Once sections have been filled, the application should be reviewed and signed by the relevant Imperial College Head of Department as confirmation that the department is willing to host the fellow.
- Each application must be accompanied by a confidential letter of support / reference, usually from the applicant’s current institution. Where the current institution is Imperial, the letter of support must be provided by someone other than the proposed sponsor or host Head of Department.
Once the application form is complete, applicants must:
- Send one electronic copy of the application form in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11.59pm (GMT) 29 August 2017.
- Send one electronic copy of the Recruitment Monitoring Form to email@example.com by 11.59pm (GMT) 29 August 2017.
- Ensure that one electronic copy of the confidential letter of support / reference from the applicant’s current institution is sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11.59pm (GMT) 29 August 2017.
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