Early Career Fellowships
Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research. It is anticipated that a Fellowship will lead to a more permanent academic position. Applications are welcomed in any discipline, and approximately 80 Fellowships will be available in 2013. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK.
The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow's total salary costs up to a maximum of £23,000 per annum and the balance is to be paid by the host institution. Given the prestige of the awards each Fellow may request annual research expenses of up to £6,000 to further his or her research activities.
Please ensure that applications do not include any of the ineligible costs listed here.
Fellowships are normally tenable for three years on a full-time basis, but requests to hold the award part-time over a proportionately longer period will be considered if this is appropriate for the nature of the research proposed and the career development of the individual. Please note that Fellowships of 24 months are no longer offered by the Trust. Fellowships will commence between the beginning of the 2013/2014 academic year and 1 May 2014.
Please read the following before submitting an application.
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The emergence of winter bumblebees and their possible connection to global change. Dr Thomas Charles Ings of Queen Mary, University of London, was awarded an Early Career Fellowship in 2009.
Dr Aris Karastergiou, University of Oxford, was awarded an Early Career Fellowship in 2008; to research pulsars and the next generation radio telescopes.