St John’s College, University of Cambridge
Applications for Research Fellowships and other academic schemes
The College's annual competitions for Research Fellowships and College Research Associateships are intended to support academic research of international importance.
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Research Fellowships 2019
St John’s College invites applications for Research Fellowships tenable for up to four years from 1 October 2019. The Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment, and applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom. Successful candidates are normally expected to be either graduate students in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD within the last two years. Applications from candidates who have recently taken career breaks are especially welcome.
The salary scale is £27,285 to £29,799 p.a. and Fellows are permitted to receive additional remuneration for up to six hours' College or University teaching a week. 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.
Research Fellows may apply for grants for academic materials, travel expenses and the cost of extended periods of research if based outside Cambridge. Conference grants and book allowances are also available.
Research Fellows wishing to live in College are provided with residential accommodation with charges for services and supplies and free lunches and dinners in College. Fellows who do not live in College are provided with office accommodation. Those with a partner/family will be eligible for a housing allowance.
Subject to agreement with the College, deferral of the start of the Fellowship by one year may be permitted. Research Fellows may also choose to work abroad during their first year and may apply to work abroad in subsequent years.
Candidates holding a fellowship or other post-doctoral stipend awarded by a Research Council or other similar body may apply. Those holding a Fellowship at a Cambridge College (other than a Fellowship without stipend) may not apply.
Applicants are asked to note that 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.
Up to six Fellowships will be offered in 2019. Elections will be made no later than 31 January 2019. All applications must be submitted online by 14.00 BST on 1 October 2018.
Information about the College’s recently elected Research Fellows can be found at:
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