UK Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships for International Students 2019
The King’s College Cambridge is offering Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships for the academic year 2019 – 2023. This fellowship is available for international students.
The King’s College was founded in 1441 by Henry VI (1421-71) and is one of the 31 colleges in the University of Cambridge. King’s has an outstanding academic record and is also world-famous for its Chapel and choir. The Christmas Eve service from King’s (A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols) is broadcast to millions around the world.
Degree Level: This is a junior research fellowship.
Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded to pursue a research project on some aspect of the study of immateriality. This post-doctoral Fellowship is intended to encourage such research by enabling the successful candidate to complete a substantial research project on some aspect of immateriality in the context of recent advances in any of the following range of disciplines: philosophy, history, archaeology, classics, anthropology, psychology, architecture, literature, art and music studies, psychology.
- Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship is awarded in the fields of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Scholarship Benefits: The stipend attached to all Junior Research Fellowships is £21,290 (pre award of doctorate) rising each year to a maximum of £27,401, according to age and academic qualification. Additional payment is made for teaching. A living-out allowance of £4,000 is made to those not living in college.
Eligible Countries: This fellowship is available for international students.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Junior Research Fellowships in Immateriality and in Representation:
The ideal candidate for this Junior Research Fellowship will have a strong background in one or more disciplines within the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences and have completed an outstanding doctoral thesis. It is not a requirement that the candidate’s doctoral studies or the work that they submit in support of their application should have concerned questions of immateriality, but candidates will be expected to show in their applications both how their future work relates to the work that they have already done, and to explain clearly how their proposed project relates to existing studies on their chosen theme. The successful candidate will be expected to engage broadly with the whole college community and to organise academic activities in the form of seminars/workshops/conferences (for which the College will provide modest funding).
A Junior Research Fellowship is a postdoctoral position tenable for up to 4 years. Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD, and must not have undertaken more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2019 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30th September 2017).
Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 2019–2023
Graduates of any university are eligible. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD and must not have undertaken more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2019 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30th September 2017).
Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
Application Procedure: To apply use the following link to go to the FAS website and create an application:
Before the closing date, applicants must complete all sections of the online Fellowship Application and upload onto the website (PDF only) the following:
A curriculum vitae (of no more than three A4 sides) including details of higher education, degrees awarded, positions held and a list of publications.
A document (of no more than 1200 words in length) containing descriptions of your current research and of the research you propose to undertake during the Fellowship.
Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded onto the site in PDF format. Each referee will be asked to provide the names of two further readers, not in the candidate’s institution, to whom work might be sent if the candidate is long-listed. It is the duty of the candidate to ensure that the referees submit the references and the names of two readers before the closing date.
Your referees will need to provide their references through the FAS website. They will be sent an email containing a link to do this. Referees unable to submit references electronically via the FAS website may e-mail [email protected] to send them directly to the competition administrator.
Please note that all application materials must be in the English language.
The application will not be considered in the competition until it has been submitted and all references and the names of additional readers have been received. An email will be sent once this has occurred.
After the closing date, the College will contact selected applicants by email to ask for samples of written work, up to 20,000 words (either published papers or chapters of a doctoral thesis).
Applications Deadline: September 4, 2018