Ernest Rutherford (Postdoc) Fellowship for Early Career Researchers, UK
Designation/Position- Fellowship for Early Career Researchers
Ernest Rutherford Fellowships, UK invites application for Fellowship for Early Career Researchers from eligible and interested candidates
About- The Ernest Rutherford Fellowships will enable early career researchers with clear leadership potential to establish a strong, independent research programme. They will encourage talented researchers in UK universities to remain in the country and at the same time attract outstanding overseas researchers to the UK. Fellowship for Early Career Researchers
Research/Job Area- Applications must fall within the remit of the STFC core Science Programme (astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, accelerator science) and afford scope for original work.
Location- UK universities
Ernest Rutherford Fellowships are intended for early career researchers who do not have a permanent academic position. You are not eligible if you currently hold a permanent academic position or the equivalent in institutions other than universities.
If you secure a permanent position prior to the offer of a Fellowship you will be ineligible to hold the Fellowship.
Applicants should hold a PhD at the time of applying for an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship.
Applications are welcome from candidates who intend to use the Fellowship as a means of re‐establishing themselves in the United Kingdom following a period overseas.
Ernest Rutherford Fellowships are intended for early career researchers who do not have an academic position.
Applicants who have applied for the – UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships can also apply for an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship but cannot hold two fellowships which fund their working time simultaneously.
Applicants who have applied for the UK Research and Innovation Stephen Hawking Fellowships cannot apply for an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship.
Each Fellowship will last for five years, with 10 being offered in the 2019/20 round. The aim is to support future scientific leaders to establish a strong, independent research programme.
Departments may have internal processes to select which candidates to support and the deadlines for these may be several weeks in advance of the STFC closing date.
How to Apply- Applications for Ernest Rutherford Fellowships are submitted through the Research Councils’ Joint Electronic Submission (Je‐S) system.
You are advised to contact your host organisation’s Research Administration as soon as possible as departments may have their own deadlines for candidate selection which may be several weeks before the closing date. They will advise you about costing your proposal and internal procedures relating to submitting a research proposal through Je‐S. Your Fellowship application must be costed and submitted by the host organisation.
Applicants may submit only one application to STFC for an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship per year.
You must ensure your application is submitted to your host institution well before the deadline as some institutions have a submitter pool which may delay your application being submitted to council (STFC).
Together with your application proforma, you will need to include the following mandatory pdf attachments:
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications
- Letter of support
- Case for Support for Fellowship
- Pathways to Impact
- Data Management Plan
Last Date for Apply– 26 September 2019