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The Royal Society


The Royal Society invites applications from scientists in any subject, including mathematics and engineering, for appointments from 1 October 1998 to seven Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships and to one Royal Society Amersham International Senior Research Fellowship. The Fellowships have been established through the generosity of the Leverhulme Trust and Amersham International plc to provide opportunities for scientists in mid-career to be relieved of all teaching and administrative duties for a period between one academic term and one year to do full-time research. A special requirement for the Amersham International Fellowship is that the successful candidate must use the Fellowship to develop or enhance links with industry, thereby generating useful and hopefully long-lasting industrial-academic interaction.

 Applicants must be aged between thirty-five and fifty-five and hold a substantive post in a British university. Employees of Research Councils, or those in Governmental or other research institutions, are not eligible. The Fellowship will normally be held at the applicant's own institution but may be held at any higher educational or research institution or industrial research organization in the UK, approved by the Society.

 The Fellow's employing institution will be reimbursed for the full salary costs of a younger academic (up to age twenty-eight on the academic and academic-related staff (Lecturer A and B) salary scale) employed to take over the Fellow's teaching and administrative duties for the period of the Fellowship. The Fellow may, however, continue with the supervision of postgraduate or postdoctoral research students. Fellows may apply for limited research expenses to cover the costs of consumables, etc.; grants cannot be made for equipment.

 Application details are available from the Research Appointments Department, The Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG (fax. 0171 930 2170, e-mail ukresearch.appointments@royalsoc.ac.uk.). The closing date is 12 December 1997. Application forms are not available after 28 November 1997, and applications arriving after 4 p.m. on 12 December will not be considered.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 29th October 1997
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