Addison Wheeler Fellowships

Funding Agency:
Durham University (Durham UK)

The Durham University Addison Wheeler Fellowships are designed to provide young researchers of outstanding promise with three years to pursue original ideas, free from teaching and administrative responsibilities.

Addison Wheeler Fellowships are funded through the bequest of Addison James Wheeler to encourage 'efforts for increased knowledge of people and their make-up so as to enable them to make better use of their life here on Earth'. Addressing this aspiration is one of the conditions of the Fellowships but it is intended to be interpreted broadly and should not be seen as restrictive.

The Fellowships are aimed at researchers of a high calibre, who have completed their PhD at the time of application and are at an early stage in their career. Fellows will pursue new research ideas of their own design, undertaken in collaboration within academic researchers at Durham University. Eligible applications for Addison Wheeler Fellowships will also be considered for Junior Research Fellowships unless requested otherwise in the application.

Addison Wheeler Fellows will be employed in the University on a non-renewable fixed-term contract. They will be issued with a full employment contract by Durham University, will have full social security coverage, will be eligible to join the University Superannuation Scheme and will have access to the UK health services through National Insurance payments. They will have full access to the University library and IT resources, professional skills training, occupational health services, careers advice and specialist research facilities relevant to their project. Addison Wheeler Fellows will be appointed at a point on the Grade 7 scale appropriate to their experience. Starting salaries will be in the range £32,004 – £36,001 p.a..There are no residency or nationality restrictions.

Deadline: Dec. 2, 2016

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply
  • Applicants from any discipline are eligible to apply
  • Applicants may come from an academic or non-academic background (e.g. public intellectuals, artists, writers, film makers, journalists, policy makers, politicians)
  • Applicants should either be mid/late career scholars and non-academics who have an established international reputation for research leadership or public impact or early/mid-career individuals with an emerging international reputation who are beginning to shape the agenda in their field.
  • Applicants must submit a complete application as described in the Application Procedures
  • Applicants must agree to the conditions of the IAS Fellowships as described in the Further Particulars

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

December 2, 2016