University Research Fellowship (Early Stages scientists) Royal Society, UK

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University Research Fellowship (Early Stages scientists) Royal Society, UK

Designation/Position-  University Research Fellowship

Royal Society, UK invites application for University Research Fellowship from eligible and interested candidates

About- The Royal Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. University Research Fellowship

The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas.

Research/Job Area- 

  • Ai: Astronomy, cosmology, physics, earth sciences, environmental physical sciences & geosciences 
  • Aii: Chemistry and engineering
  • Aiii: Pure and applied mathematics, computer science, statistics, communications and computer engineering; the mathematical aspects of astronomy, physics, cosmology, gravitation, theoretical physics
  • B: Molecular and cellular biology, zoology, plant sciences and physiology

Location- Royal Society, UK

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You can apply for this scheme if you:

  • have between three to eight years of research experience since your PhD by the closing date of the round. Career breaks are taken into account, please refer to the scheme notes for further detail
  • do not hold a permanent post in a university or not for profit research organisation
  • do not hold, or have not previously held, an equivalent fellowship that provides an opportunity to establish an independent research group and therefore independent researcher status

Job/Position Description- 

This scheme is for outstanding scientists who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field

The scheme offers you the opportunity to:

  • build an independent research career
  • focus on your own research, with a limit on administrative and teaching duties
  • hold your fellowship on a part-time basis to suit personal circumstances

The scheme provides:

  • Research Fellows salary: 80% of the basic salary costs up to £41,000 in the first year, estates costs and indirect costs
  • Research expenses: 
    – Contribution to research expenses of £13,000 in year one and £11,000 per year thereafter
    – Additional research expenses of up to £40,000 in 2020/21 will also be awarded
  • Research assistance: 
    – Contribution to a postdoctoral research assistant and/or a four-year PhD studentship
    – Equipment costs
    – Support for public engagement activities
    – Funding for training and professional development for the Research Fellow and any staff or students supported by the grant

How to Apply- 

Applications should be submitted through the Society’s grant management system Flexi-Grant®.

Your application will go through the process detailed on the Making a grant application page overseen by the one of four research appointment panels based on your research area:

For Contact-  [email protected]

Last Date for Apply– 3 September 2020

Interviews will be held in April at the Royal Society – you are advised to keep this period free. You will be notified of the result of the application process in May.

See Position Details-

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