University of Sheffield 24 Month Global Challenge Fellowship 2019, UK

University of Sheffield


January 14, 2019


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24 Month Global Challenge Fellowship

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a five-year £1.5bn investment to ensure UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries. It provides a unique opportunity for UK academics to work with partners around the world.

We are seeking to appoint up to ten 24-month post-doctoral Global Challenge Fellowships (GCFs) across the University. To be eligible you will need to hold a PhD as at the application deadline or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience.

Applications are welcome to any department. We are looking for a dynamic, ambitious researcher whose work addresses global development challenges and whose prime motivation is to carry out world-class impactful research. You will complete a research project of your own design, publish research and apply for further funding opportunities. You will carry out your research programme in collaboration with a primary DAC-list country partner and will spend between 25-50% of your time with partners in a DAC-list country. Support to pay for travel, research and laboratory costs are also available to successful applicants.

You should note:

1. The funding for these posts has come from the Global Challenges Research Fund. Therefore all research undertaken must be ODA-compliant.

2. With that stipulation, the most important criterion for appointment is excellence. We want to appoint researchers who will become world-leading academics. Therefore we encourage applications from researchers with innovative and important research agendas in any field of global development.

3. It is also an essential requirement of these positions that the research projects proposed are founded on strong partnerships with research institutions overseas.

4. Applications must be supported by two members of staff from the University of Sheffield who will act as mentors on the project.

5. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary projects that bridge Faculties in Sheffield.

To apply, you will need to an application form comprising the following sections plus a letter of support from your primary partner organisation:
• Part A: Applicants details and Curriculum Vitae
• Part B: Applicant statement
• Part C: Research proposal and ODA compliance statement
• Part D: Partnership details
• Part E: Declarations and appendices

Salary: Grade 7 £31,302 - £39,609 per annum, with potential to progress to £43,267 

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December 21, 2018