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Research Fellowships for Women in Newnham College, UK

Junior Research Fellowships for Women in Newnham College, University of Cambridge, UK.

The purpose of Junior Research Fellowships is to allow highly-talented women* to pursue their research single-mindedly in a supportive academic environment. Fellowships are normally awarded to women just finishing their PhDs, or those in their first post-doctoral appointment.
We normally elect two women to Junior Research Fellowships each year, one each in the Sciences (including Mathematics and Engineering) and in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Research Fellows are appointed for a period of three years, although many leave sooner if they are successful in gaining faculty appointments in Cambridge or elsewhere. Both selection panels use the concept of “research age” in judging how long a candidate has been active in research, so that time out of research for professional or family reasons will not be a disadvantage.

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The Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship subjects are offered on a three-year rotation.
2010/11: History, Architecture and History of Art, Oriental Studies, Divinity

2011/12: Classics, Archaeology and Anthropology, Modern and Medieval Languages, Philosophy, Geography, History and Philosophy of Science

2012/13: Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies (PPSIS), Economics, English, Education, Business and Management, Land Economy, Music, Law

The Sciences Fellowship is offered in any field of Science, Mathematics or Engineering.

During their tenure, JRFs have no duties other than to pursue their research, but they may if they wish participate in College teaching. They are members of the College Governing Body, and may serve on other College committees.
The Fellowships carry a competitive stipend, plus accommodation in a college set or flat. An additional allowance is payable if the holder chooses to live in non-College accommodation. Fellowships may also be awarded on a non-stipendiary basis to women who hold another post-doctoral appointment in the University or in a recognised Non-University Institution (NUI).  Funds are available to support research costs, such as conference travel: all Research Fellows are also entitled to a one-off sum of up to £10k towards the cost of a research project, or towards running a Newnham-based research event (such as a conference or workshop).

We are currently seeking applications for the 2010/11 Research Fellowships. Applications for the Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship close on 5th November 2010 and for the Sciences Fellowship on 19th November 2010.

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