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No 6199

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Vol cxli No 3

pp. 65–88

College Research Fellowships, 2011–12

Churchill College, Murray Edwards College, Selwyn College, and Trinity Hall


The four Colleges invite applications for Junior Research Fellowships, which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2011. The Fellowships are open to graduates, men or women, of any university, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their Ph.D. Degree or are close to completion. The function of these Fellowships is as initial (normally) post-doctoral positions appropriate to the start of an academic career.

A total of nine Fellowships are offered but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 800 applications were received.

Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules.

Churchill College is offering:

one stipendiary and one non-stipendiary Fellowship in the following arts subjects: Economics, HPS (History and Philosophy of Science), Law, Philosophy, PPSIS (Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and International Studies), Theology;

one stipendiary and one non-stipendiary (Tizard) Fellowship in the sciences;

one Raymond and Beverley Sackler Research Fellowship in the fields of medical and exact sciences, non-stipendiary, non-residential, open to post-doctoral research workers employed in the Schools of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Clinical Medicine, and Technology of the University of Cambridge, and who are aged 35 and under at the time of application.

Murray Edwards College is offering:

one stipendiary Fellowship in the Sciences.

Selwyn College is offering:

one Keasbey Research Fellowship in American Studies (stipendiary) in any subject relating to North American Studies including the history, law and institutions, literature, and music of the United States.

Trinity Hall is offering:

one stipendiary Fellowship in arts and social sciences subjects

one stipendiary Fellowship in science subjects (including Mathematics, Medicine and Engineering).

All applications are to be submitted online by 21 November 2010. Further particulars and registration details are available at the JRF Joint Application Scheme website:

Wolfson College


Wolfson College invites applications for non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships under Title BI.

The Fellowships, which are without limit of subject, are tenable for one year from 1 October 2011 and may be renewed for a further two years. Candidates will either have a doctorate or have made substantial progress towards a doctorate or an equivalent qualification by the starting date.

Candidates must produce satisfactory evidence that they have adequate funds to support their Fellowship. The Fellowships do not cover the cost of bench fees or other University fees, or laboratory charges.

Intending candidates should submit fully completed applications on forms downloadable from the Wolfson College website (; detailed instructions are included in the ‘Further particulars’ document. The closing date for October 2011 entry is midnight on Wednesday, 5 January 2011.

All applications and references must be submitted as email attachments. Posted applications will not be accepted.