The Early Career Fellowship aims to help completing PhD students establish themselves in an academic career. Early Career Fellows will:
- Refine and maximise the academic outputs and impact from their PhD research
- Develop fellowship and funding applications with support and advice from IAS
- Develop their wider skills in academic leadership through participation in the Accolade Training Programme
- Make new interdisciplinary connections and research directions
- Organise a research-related event to showcase themselves and their research to the wider academic community
Note that this is not a vehicle for funding new research or for completing PhD investigations. Such activities are outside the scope of the ECF.
The fellowship is awarded 0.5 FTE (i.e. half-time) for six months in the first instance with the option to extend to 10 months on demonstration of satisfactory progress and participation. The Fellowship is not a salaried post, but provides a training stipend to support the Fellow’s participation in the Accolade Programme. The stipend is based on 50% of that of the current Research Council PhD studentship, and amounts to £637 per month in the 20/21 academic year. In addition, the Fellow may apply for up to £200 to support activities in support of development of their research careers.
The Fellow will also have access to the IAS and University facilities for the duration of the Fellowship.
Candidates must apply only to the round(s) for which they are eligible. In 2020-21 the two call deadlines are:
- Midday 12 January 2021: for candidates who will submit their thesis for examination between 1 October 2020 and 30 April 2021, with Fellowships commencing April 2021.
- Midday 27 April 2021: for candidates who will submit their thesis for examination between 1 May and 30 September 2021, with Fellowships commencing October 2021.
You must submit their thesis for examination by the specified deadline, and you will be expected to attend and actively participate in the Accolade Programme.
The extension of Fellowships to 10 months duration will only be considered if the doctoral examination is successfully completed (i.e. has resulted in a recommendation to award with or without corrections).
You may not undertake other employment for more than 20 hours per week (0.5 FTE) during the tenure of their award.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have an appropriate visa where necessary, and that acceptance of the award does not conflict with the terms and conditions of any existing visa.
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