Thursday, September 3, 2015

St. John’s College Research Fellowships

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

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 2014. 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.

Fellowship Details
Successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1 October 2016 or such earlier date as may be agreed with the College and will vacate them on 30 September 2019 or three years after the commencement of the Fellowship if earlier. Tenure will normally be extended for a fourth year following application to the College Council.

The annual salary of Fellows who are not full-time students working for a degree or other qualification is at present on the scale £26,278 to £28,695, 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.

Application Timetable
The application process begins on Tuesday 11 August 2015.
Applications and referees' reports must be submitted online, and received by the College by 17.00 Thursday 1 October 2015 (BST).
Candidates will be shortlisted by the College Council no later than November 2015. NO INTERVIEWS ARE HELD.
The elections will be made no later than 28 January 2016.
Successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1 October 2016 or such earlier date as may be agreed with the College.

For further details and application please visit the St.John’s College Research Fellowships page.

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