St John's College, University of Cambridge Research Fellowships 2018, UK

Publish Date: Sep 11, 2017

Deadline: Oct 02, 2017

St John's College, University of Cambridge



Applications are invited for Research Fellowships intended for outstanding researchers early in their careers. The Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment. Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom. Applications from female candidates and those from an ethnic minority are particularly welcome.

Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD Degree after 1 October 2016. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered.

Candidates holding a fellowship or other post-doctoral stipend awarded by a Research Council or other similar body may apply. No person who holds a Fellowship at a Cambridge College (other than a Fellowship without stipend) may apply.

Applications must be received by 14.00 BST on 2 October 2017. All applications must be submitted online. The application site will open during the week commencing 7 August 2017. The College regrets that it is unable to respond to individual enquiries by email, phone or letter.

No interviews are held and the rigorous assessment of written work is of primary importance.

Applicants in the sciences are required to submit a statement on headed paper signed by the prospective Head of Department signifying his/her willingness to accommodate the Research Fellow, if elected.

Short-listed candidates who accept a stipendiary Fellowship from another Cambridge College will be deemed to have withdrawn from St John’s College’s Research Fellowship competition.

Successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1 October 2018 or such earlier date as may be agreed with the College and will vacate them on 30 September 2021 or three years after the commencement of the Fellowship if earlier. Tenure will, however, normally be extended for a fourth year following application to the College Council.

Subject to agreement with the College, deferral of the start of the Fellowship by one year may be permitted.

The annual salary of Fellows who are not full-time students working for a degree or other qualification is at present on the scale £26,829 to £29,301 and Fellows are permitted to receive additional remuneration for up to six hours' College or University teaching a week. Fellows who are full-time students will receive a reduced salary until completion of their courses. The salary for a Fellow who has other remunerations (other than that for up to six hours of College or University teaching) will be reduced by the total amount of this remuneration.

Fellows may apply for grants to assist with the cost of their research, including obtaining academic material, travel expenses and the cost of extended periods of research if based outside Cambridge. Conference grants and book allowances are also available.

Office accommodation is provided for Fellows who do not live in College. Fellows wishing to reside with a partner/ family will be eligible for a housing allowance. Fellows wishing to live in College are provided with residential accommodation with charges for services and supplies. Fellows are entitled to a maximum of 90 free lunches/dinners in each quarter of a year.

All candidates should note that these Research Fellowships are extremely competitive and typically less than one candidate in 100 is successful.

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