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Isaac Newton Trust Rutherford Research Fellowships in UK, 2021

Applications are invited for Isaac Newton Trust Rutherford Research Fellowships in Classics, Education, English (including Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic), Modern and Medieval Languages (including Linguistics) or Music. Applicants from any university are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

An allowance, which is currently £3,249, is paid to any Research Fellow not resident in College, and study facilities are made available. The College operates a housing loan scheme which is designed to assist Fellows with the purchase of residential property in the Cambridge area.

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Scholarship Description

  • Application deadline: November 9, 2020
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in Classics, Education, English, Modern and Medieval Languages or Music.
  • Scholarship Award: An annual allowance of £1000 is provided for use for academic purposes including the purchase of books, and computing equipment or attendance at conferences. Unused allowances may be carried forward for up to three years.  Additional grants may sometimes be made to assist with certain approved research expenses which are not covered by departmental, faculty or other sources.
  • Number of Scholarships: A total of eleven Fellowships is offered.
  • Nationality: International
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK


  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from any university are eligible to apply for these fellowships.
  • Entrance Requirements: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships:
  1. Early Career Research Fellowships are open to graduates, women and men, of any university who have recently or are about to complete their doctorates.
  2. Successful candidates will normally have submitted their theses by the commencement of the Fellowship.
  3. The statements of research should be no more than 1,000 words outlining the work candidates would submit in support of their applications, if requested, and the research they propose to do if elected. Please note that it will be read by people outside, as well as within, the candidate’s own discipline and should, therefore, be intelligible to scholars in other subjects.

Scholarships in the UK

Application Procedure:

Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, St Edmund’s College, Selwyn College and Trinity Hall operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. Applications will be considered by all Colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subject. A total of eleven Fellowships is offered but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received.

  • Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules.
  • Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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