Nottingham Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers in UK, 2015

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Applications are invited for the University of Nottingham Research Fellowships. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral researchers in most academic disciplines. The Fellowships are funded by the University of Nottingham’s Research Board. Candidates must have been awarded their PhD.  The Application deadline is 20th October 2014.

 Study Subject(s): Scholarship are awarded for postdoctoral researchers in most academic disciplines represented at the University.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for Pursuing postdoctoral research at University of Nottingham.
Scholarship Provider: The University of Nottingham
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Candidates should have no more than 8 years of post-doctoral experience following the award of their PhD. Career breaks such as maternity leave, EU national service, and Voluntary Service Overseas can be discounted, but teaching experience and/or time spent in industry since the award of a PhD should amount to no more than 96 months.Candidates must demonstrate experience sufficient to confirm their ability to complete the proposed programme of work. Candidates should be able to demonstrate:
-An outstanding track record of research including high-quality publications, research funding and/or prizes and awards
-Evidence of a growing reputation, both nationally and internationally
-An aptitude to lead and inspire others within the research team and institution more broadly
-Potential to act as an ambassador in their research field and more widely Part-time appointments will be considered on a pro-rata basis. Individuals who have been promised or already have a permanent position are considered to have achieved the aims of the scheme already and will not be eligible.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of UK can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Nottingham Research Fellowships Scheme targets outstanding early career researchers in most academic disciplines at the University. The Fellowships are open to early career researchers and provide a recognized first step into an independent research career. Fellowships normally commence in October 2015, but there is individual flexibility around this date.

Number of award(s): Not known 

Duration of award(s): Three years guaranteed. Academic years 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18.

What does it cover? Fellowships include:
-3 years’ salary costs
-Up to £25,000 per annum research expenses
-The linking of the fellowship to an academic appointment subject to performance
-Up to £5000 per annum taxable child care costs
Fellows may be recruited to most Schools in the University’s five Faculties.

Selection criteria: Candidates should have no more than 8 years of post-doctoral experience following the award of their PhD.

 Notification: Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in late February with an invitation to attend an interview.

How to Apply: The application process for this scheme is a four-stage process.
-The first step requires candidates to make contact with the School or Department where they are interested in applying. This is to help ensure that Schools and Departments are able to support your Fellowship project
-The second stage is the submission of an Expression of Interest form (EOI), which provides a brief outline of the proposed project and details about the applicant. Forms must be submitted to your host School or Department. The deadline for expressions of interest to be submitted is 20 October 2014.
-Following review of the expression of interest submissions, short-listed applicants will be invited submit a full application. The deadline for full applications to be submitted to Rebecca Stokes is 6 January 2015.
-Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in late February with an invitation to attend an interview.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 20th October 2014.

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