Junior Research Fellowships 2017, Christ’s College

Junior Research Fellowships 2017

Christ’s College, University of Cambridge

Application deadline: 27th October 2016

This year the College is offering two different stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships. With exception of the principal subject area of research, both fellowships share the same eligibility requirements, benefits and timetable.

1) Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship

Open to those whose research is principally in one or more of the following subject areas:

  • Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Philosophy

2) A H Lloyd Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship

Open to those whose research is principally in one or more of the following subject areas:

  • Archaeology
  • English
  • History
  • Modern and Medieval Languages

Please note that applications submitted for Archaeology or English will be considered for both Fellowships, but History or Modern and Medieval Languages applications will only be considered for a the A H Lloyd Junior Research Fellowship.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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Junior Research Fellowships 2017, Christ’s College

Research Fellowships, St John’s College

Research Fellowships

St John’s College, University of Cambridge

Application deadline: 17:00 3rd October 2016 (BST)

  • 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 2015. 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.
  • Candidates who are shortlisted by the College Council in November 2016 will be required to upload and submit their writings to the College. No interviews are held and the rigorous assessment of written work is of primary importance.
  • Shortlisted candidates in the sciences will be required to submit a statement on headed notepaper signed by the prospective Head of Department signifying his or her willingness to accommodate the Research Fellow, if elected. This statement must accompany the written work submitted by the candidate.
  • Shortlisted candidates who accept a stipendiary Fellowship from another Cambridge College will be deemed to have withdrawn from St John’s College’s Research Fellowships competition.
  • The election will be made no later than 16 January 2017.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Research Fellowships, St John’s College

Research Fellowships, St. John’s College

Research Fellowships

St John’s College, University of Cambridge

Application deadline: 17:00 3rd October 2016 (BST)

  • Successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1 October 2017 or such earlier date as may be agreed with the College and will vacate them on 30 September 2020 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 £26,537 to £28,982, 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.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Research Fellowships, St. John’s College

James H. Marrow Research Travel Fund, Fitzwilliam Museum

James H. Marrow Research Travel Fund

Fitzwilliam Museum

Application deadline: 30th September 2016

As part of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s bicentenary celebrations, we are delighted to invite applications to the James H. Marrow Research Travel Fund.

The fund has been established in honour of Professor James H. Marrow, Honorary Keeper of Northern Illuminated Manuscripts at the Fitzwilliam Museum and Professor Emeritus of Art History at Princeton University, to provide financial assistance for students and independent scholars who need to travel to the Fitzwilliam Museum in order to undertake short term research on its collection of illuminated manuscripts.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 30 September.  For details of eligibility and an application form, please email:.

James H. Marrow Research Travel Fund, Fitzwilliam Museum

Research Fellowships, University of Cambridge

Research Fellowships

Jesus College, University of Cambridge

Application deadline: 1:00 PM 23rd August 2016

Jesus College invites applications each year for stipendiary Research Fellowships, two in an Arts subject and one in a Science subject. The Fellowships will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2017.

Applications and referees’ reports must be received by 1.00pm on Tuesday 23rd August 2016. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Please make sure that your application and your referees’ reports reach us before the closing date.

  • Application for a Research Fellowship is open to those in any discipline. In selecting the best candidate in its Research Fellowship competition the college expects to elect someone with an excellent record of research in their chosen subject and the potential to pursue that research at the highest level.
  • The Fellowship is intended for researchers early in their careers. 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 recently been awarded their PhD Degree. Candidates who have undertaken more than four years of full-time research are unlikely to be considered.
  • For further details regarding the Eligibility Requirements, please click here. The Master’s Office is unable to answer queries relating to your eligibility; please follow the instructions.
  • The Fellowship is a fixed-term three year term Research Fellowship normally commencing on 1 October 2017. Exceptionally, the College, at its absolute discretion, will entertain an application to start the Fellowship earlier, at any date after 1 May, if a good reason can be shown for so doing. One reason why the person appointed might apply to the College to start the Fellowship prior to 1 October 2017 would be if an earlier start date was required in order to satisfy any conditions under the United Kingdom’s Point Based Immigration Scheme. If the Fellowship starts prior to 1 October 2017, the end of the Fellowship will also be adjusted so that the period of the Fellowship remains at three years.
  • Statements of research are required and should be not more than 2,000 words, outlining the work candidates would submit in support of their application and the research they propose to pursue if elected. Please note that the statement will be read by people outside as well as inside the candidate’s own discipline and should therefore be intelligible to scholars in other subjects.
  • Candidates must notify the College if they accept a Research Fellowship at another college.
  • Candidates will not normally be called for interview.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Research Fellowships, University of Cambridge

Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Research Associate on Islamic World (GE09653)

University of Cambridge

Application deadline: Noon of Monday 12th September 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be one of four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs. A full description of the project is available.

The role of the Islamic World Research Associate is to re-examine perceptions of the ancient, Greco-Roman city in the Islamic world. The successful candidate will assemble and study examples of literary engagement with the physical traces of the Greco-Roman city, but will also consider the ways in which the inhabitants of the ‘Islamic city’ reconfigured this past. The Research Associate’s task will be to focus on how the Islamic urban imaginary grew in part from the Byzantine, and how awareness of the Greco-Roman city was mediated by its Christian successor, nourished by accumulated re-readings of inherited urban spaces and buildings.

The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team based in Cambridge, discussing findings and problems with the other members of the project team. The successful candidate will be expected to spend up to three months in each of the first three years of research on fieldwork visits for the case studies, as well as taking part in regular meetings and seminars in Cambridge, and the three annual conferences. They will publish the results of their research within the publication programme of the project.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Research Associate on Eastern Mediterranean (GE09649)

University of Cambridge

Application deadline: Noon of Monday 12th September 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be one of four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs.

This Research Associate will examine the resilience of the urban fabric in the eastern Mediterranean, tracing the impact of ancient forms on subsequent Byzantine and Islamic configurations, with special attention to the different trajectories of particular cities. The successful candidate will select his or her own case studies that will range across the Eastern Mediterranean, excluding Greece and Constantinople/Istanbul, but including Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestine and Egypt.

The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team based in Cambridge, discussing findings and problems with the other members of the project team. The successful candidate will be expected to spend up to three months in each of the first three years of research on fieldwork visits for the case studies, as well as taking part in regular meetings and seminars in Cambridge, and the three annual conferences. They will publish the results of their research within the publication programme of the project.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

For more information and to apply, click here.
Research Associate, University of Cambridge