Newnham College -- Research Fellowship

Funding Agency:
Cambridge University

Newnham College is proud to offer a number of Research Fellowships for outstanding female researchers early in their careers.

Our Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic community, to meet established researchers across a range of disciplines, and to take part in the life of Newnham College.

 

We are currently inviting applications for

  • The Sciences Research Fellowship, offered in any field of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or Psychology, post to be held from October 2020.
  • The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowship, offered this year in any field of Architecture, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Divinity, History, History of Art. (Newnham research students in the whole field of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences may apply in any year), post to be held from October 2020.

These Fellowships are tenable for three years, and may be held on either a stipendiary or non-stipendiary basis, plus accommodation. An award of £10,000 will be made available to each Research Fellow during the tenure of her Fellowship to host an approved “event” or series of “events” (e.g. conference, seminar) to promote her research.

Deadlines:

  • Sciences Research Fellowship: Sep. 24, 2021
  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowship: Oct. 1, 2021

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

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

The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowship subjects are offered on a three-year rotation, with the subjects as listed below. Newnham research students in the whole field of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences may apply in any year, regardless of the rotational listing:

2018/19: Business & Management, Economics, English (including Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, Education, Land Economy, Law, Music.
Applications are currently being accepted for this Fellowship. Click here for further information and details of how to apply. The closing date for applications is midnight GMT on Friday 26 October 2018. Successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1 October 2019.

2019/20: History, Architecture, History of Art, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Divinity
Applications will open in late summer 2019.
Successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1 October 2020.

2020/21: Archaeology & Anthropology, Classics, Geography, History and Philosophy of Science, Human Social and Political Sciences (HSPS), Modern and Medieval Lnguages (including Theoretical and Applied Linguistics), Politics and International Studies, Social Sciences, Philosophy.
Successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1 October 2021.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applications are invited for Research Fellowships intended for outstanding female researchers early in their careers. The Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment.
  • Applications will be accepted from any female graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom. All candidates should note that these Research Fellowships are extremely competitive.
  • Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree, or post-doctoral researchers in their first appointment.
  • 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 at a disadvantage.
  • Fellowships at Newnham are restricted to women. These appointments comply with legislation on sex discrimination, relying on the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 22, and Article 3 of the College Charter.

Amount Description

Stipends, for those without financial support from other sources, are:
i) For post-PhD Research Fellows: Point 41 on the University Scale, (currently £32,816 for 2019-20)
ii) For pre-PhD Research Fellows: Point 37 of the University Scale, (currently £29,176 for 2019-20)
The stipends are on a three point scale and rise each year to the next point on that scale.

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows
Women
Women of Color

Category

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

External Deadline

September 24, 2021