Peterhouse Research Fellowships 2018
The Governing Body of Peterhouse, applying the benefactions of the late William Stone, former Scholar of the College, and others, intends to elect a number of Research Fellows, who will enter upon their tenure on 1st October 2018.
Applications must be received by 5.00pm on Monday 18th September 2017. Referees' reports must be received by 5.00pm on Monday 25th September 2017. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Please make sure that your application and your referees' reports reach us before the closing date.
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- Application for a research fellowship is open to men and women in any discipline, one in Arts, and one in Sciences.
- Candidates must be graduates of, or current students at, universities in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. Candidates must, by the 1st October 2018, have passed all examinations required for a first degree at a university and would be expected to have gained at least a 2.i classification, or equivalent. Candidature is also restricted to those who commenced full-time research work on a PhD degree not earlier than the 1st October 2014.
- Please view the Eligibility Requirements for further details. The RF Administrator is unable to answer queries relating to your eligibility; please follow the instructions.
- Statements of research are required and should be not more than 600 words, outlining the work candidates would submit in support of their applications and the research they propose to pursue if elected. Please note that the statement will be read by people outside as well as inside the candidate's own discipline and should therefore be intelligible to scholars in other subjects.
- Applications, including two referees, one of whom must be from an external department and all of whom should be familiar with the candidate's research work, must be submitted online by 5.00pm on Monday 18th September 2017. Referees' reports must be submitted online by 5.00pm on Monday 25th September 2017.
- Dissertations or other written work are not required at this stage, but it is essential to have these readily accessible. Those candidates whose applications are short-listed for further assessment will be invited to submit a copy of their chosen written work electronically, plus one hard copy, which should be received at Peterhouse no later than Wednesday 18th October 2017. Please ensure that your contact details on your application are kept updated at that time (preferably giving your e-mail, mobile, or telephone details).
- The College is concerned with the quality, rather than quantity, of the work submitted but, in order that an informed assessment may be made, it is important that sufficient material be available. As a rough guide, it is recommended that the work for submission to external assessors should be to a maximum of 30,000 words (or about one quarter the length of a PhD thesis).
- Submitted work should be written in English.
- In addition to submitting written work, short-listed science candidates may be asked to provide a statement from their proposed Head of Department confirming that adequate space, finance and facilities are available. In cases where short-listed candidates are not already in contact with the Department, the College will provide assistance in initiating discussions with the Head of Department.
The annual remuneration of a Research Fellow is at present £23,891 (non-resident in College) or £21,153 (resident), with an annual research allowance of up to £1,349. Stipends will be subject to deductions in consideration of emoluments from other sources. In the case of a Research Fellow who has not yet taken the Ph.D., the College may pay certain approved University fees. Research Fellows are expected to engage in full-time research, but may be permitted to teach for up to six hours a week and will be paid for this. All Research Fellows are allowed seven free meals a week at the Common Table. There is an entertainment allowance in kind. The tenure is three years and in certain circumstances may be renewed. Up to one year's absence may be granted.
- The application process begins on Friday 18th August 2017.
- Applications must be submitted through the web site, and received by the College by 5.00pm on Monday 18th September 2017. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- Two or three reports from independent referees, one of whom must be from an external department and all of whom should be familiar with the candidate's research work, must be submitted through the web site, and received by the College by 5.00pm on Monday 25th September 2017.
- Candidates will be short-listed on 11th October 2017.
- The second selection meeting will take place on 22nd November 2017 where a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed will be made.
- Interviews will take place on Wednesday 29th November 2017.
- Successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1st October 2018.
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