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No 6210

Wednesday 19 January 2011

Vol cxli No 14

pp. 366–424

College Research Fellowships, 2011–12

Downing College


The Governing Body of Downing College, Cambridge, invites applications for election to a Research Fellowship, co-funded by the Newton Trust, starting on 1 October 2011 and continuing until 30 September 2014 when the Fellowship will terminate. The Fellowship will be open to graduates working in Economics and Econometrics, History, Human Geography, Law, Politics, Psychology, and Sociology.

When applications have been reviewed, the competition will involve assessment of selected candidates’ submitted work, which may be a published paper(s), manuscript in press, or a thesis chapter(s), but must not exceed 10,000 words. A very small number of candidates will then be invited for interview in early March. Anyone interested in applying for the Fellowship should note that the standard needed to progress to the later stages of the competition is extremely high. Overseas candidates should also note that the College will not pay for international travel should they be short-listed for interview.

The Fellowship is open to graduates of any university with no age limit, but is intended to support those at an early stage in their academic careers, and will normally be awarded to a candidate within five years of, or who is close to, completing their Ph.D. Degree. The emolument of a pre-Ph.D. Fellow not holding such paid employment is £19,743 if resident in College and £22,212 if living out of College. The emolument of a post-Ph.D. Fellow not holding paid employment is £20,938 if resident in College and £23,567 if living out of College. (These figures are reviewed annually and standard increments awarded during the coming academic year will be included before October 2011.) Single accommodation in College can be provided. The new Research Fellow will be expected to undertake up to four hours of small group teaching a week and to become a member of the Governing Body of the College, participating in the governance and communal life of Downing College.

Application details can be found at

It is hoped that the Governing Body of the College will make an election in March 2011. The appointment will be conditional upon the candidate providing satisfactory evidence of the right to work in England in the capacity offered, together with proof of entry clearance/leave to remain.

Downing College is an equal opportunities employer.