Applications are invited for Ernest Rutherford Fellowship from early career researchers who do not have a permanent academic position. Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply for these fellowships.
The aim of the fellowship is to support future scientific leaders to establish a strong, independent research program. The program will enable early career researchers with clear leadership potential to establish a strong, independent research programme.
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- Course Level: Fellowships are available to undertake research at any eligible UK research organization as set out in the STFC.
- Study Subject: Applications must fall within the remit of the STFC core Science Programme (astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics) and afford scope for original work.
- Scholarship can be taken in the UK
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this fellowship:
- Nationality: Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply for these fellowships.
- Ernest Rutherford Fellowships are intended for early-career researchers who do not have a permanent academic position. You are not eligible if you currently hold a permanent academic position or the equivalent in institutions other than universities.
- If you secure a permanent position prior to the offer of a Fellowship you will be ineligible to hold the Fellowship.
- Applicants must have a PhD and a minimum of five years’ research experience from the start of the postgraduate program leading to the award of a PhD and with normally, a minimum of two years’ postdoctoral experience.
- Fellowships are open to applicants of any nationality. Where applicable, you will need to comply with Department of Employment requirements and hold a work permit prior to taking up the Fellowship. Work permits are a matter for direct negotiation between the institution, the Department of Employment and the Home Office.
- Information for Non-European Economic Area Applicants – All successful applicants who require a visa to work in the UK will be eligible to be considered under the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route.
- In line with the highly prestigious nature of the award, this visa route is designed for people who are internationally recognized as world leaders or potential world-leading talent in the fields of science and the arts and enables the holder to be both adaptable and flexible during their research in the UK.
- The grant of any visa is always subject to the standard Home Office general grounds for refusal of a visa. RCUK is able to provide additional guidance regarding the appropriate evidence required to complete the visa application process under the Exceptional Talent visa.
- Applications are welcome from candidates who intend to use the Fellowship as a means of establishing themselves in the United Kingdom following a period overseas.
- Information for Non-European Economic Area Applicants – All successful applicants who require a visa to work in the UK will be eligible to be considered under the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route (https://www.gov.uk/tier-1-exceptional-talent)
How to Apply
- How to Apply: Applicants may submit only one application to STFC for an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship per year. Applications for Ernest Rutherford Fellowships are submitted through the Research Councils’ Joint Electronic Submission (Je?S) system.
- Supporting Documents: Together with your application proforma, you will need to include the following mandatory pdf attachments:
- Curriculum vitae: The CV template of a maximum of two sides of A4 must be used.
- List of publications
- Letter of support
- The case for Support for Fellowship
- Pathways to Impact
- Data Management Plan
College Admission Requirement
- Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a PhD and a minimum of five years’ research experience from the start of the postgraduate program leading to the award of a PhD and 16 September 2022 with, normally, a minimum of two years’ postdoctoral experience.
- English Language Requirement: The candidate should have a very good command over the English language.
Fellowship applications are costed on the basis of full economic costs (FEC). If a Fellowship is awarded, STFC will provide funding at 80% of the FEC requested.
- Directly Incurred Costs
- Other Costs
- Relocation and Visas
- Publication Costs
- Directly Allocated Costs: Estates costs include building and premises costs, basic services and utilities and appear under the Directly Allocated Costs heading
- Indirect Costs: Indirect costs include the costs of administration, such as personnel, finance, library and some departmental services.
Application Deadline: September 16, 2021