Scholarship Description: The University of Stirling is offering Anniversary Fellowships to pursue research across a range of research programmes. International applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
The Fellowships are designed to assist Fellows embarking upon an independent research career, with the prospect of transitioning to a lecturing position at the end of the Fellowship (subject to availability of suitable positions and relevant HR processes).
About University: The University of Stirling has a growing reputation internationally as a formidable seat of learning where ability, not background, is valued. As part of its 50th Anniversary, the University’s prestigious postdoctoral Anniversary Fellowship programme is currently accepting applications.
Degree Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.
Available Subject: Anniversary Fellowships are available across a range of research programmes – Extreme Events; Human Security, Conflict & Cooperation; Environmental Change; Home, Housing & Communities; Health & Behaviour; Ageing & Dementia; Mobile Cognition; Being Together; Contextual Learning in Humans and Machines; Digital Society & Culture; Global Food Security; Cultural Heritage. These contribute to our three interdisciplinary research themes: Global Security & Resilience; Living Well; Communities, Cultures & Society.
Scholarship Benefits: The Fellowships will be fixed-term, research-only contracts.
Grade 7 scale £32,548 – £38,833 and an additional grant for research expenses of £5,000 p.a.
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
Candidates will normally hold a doctorate (in exceptional cases, candidates may have submitted their PhD thesis, but not yet have undertaken their viva) and will normally have a maximum of six years postdoctoral research experience, either in a University or industrial setting. The Fellowships are designed to assist Fellows embarking upon an independent research career, with the prospect of transitioning to a lecturing position at the end of the Fellowship (subject to availability of suitable positions and relevant HR processes). During their appointment, Fellows will be expected and supported to secure significant external research funding with which to continue their interdisciplinary research programme after the end of their Fellowship. They are expected to:
- Undertake research in line with the Faculty and University’s research strategies.
- Develop the skills and attributes required of a full member of the academic staff of the University.
- Carry out a programme of innovative research.
Eligible Nationalities: International applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
Application Procedure: Prior to submitting an application and proposal, you should identify links/potential links within the University’s research base/faculties to demonstrate your interdisciplinary approach. Applications should include the following when applying:
- Cover letter
- Applicant CV
- Research Proposal (1500 to 2000 words)
Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is October 4, 2017.