Published on 24/07/2014
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
£38,511 to £48,743
The Institute of Astronomy will offer to support a small number or quota of applications for the STFC Rutherford Fellowship scheme. Potential applicants should first contact a member of the Institute's Academic Staff to discuss the possibility of submitting a pre-application to the Institute's selection committee which will review requests.
The Rutherford Fellowships are highly competitive and suitable candidates will normally: i) currently hold a prize fellowship or, be employed on their second or third postdoctoral position following completion of their Ph.D., ii) be able to demonstrate a highly successful research record, including an impressive publication list and associated recognition - evident via a strong citation record and iii) have shown evidence of leadership within their research field and/or major research collaborations/projects.
Once applicants have engaged with a member of the Institute's Academic Staff, a pre-application may be made by submitting:
- publication list
- draft research proposal
- name and contact details of the proposed referee (personal reference)
- name of the IoA Staff member who has agreed to support the application.
Materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with attachments as a single .pdf format file.
The Institute's selection committee will begin reviewing applications from the middle of August and applications must be received no later than 9am Thursday 28th August 2014. Those interested are strongly advised to make an early application. All applicants will be informed of the outcome no later than Friday 10th September 2014.
The STFC closing date for submission of applications is Wednesday 25th September 2014 at 16:00 and all materials will need to have been submitted to the STFC via the JES system by 5pm Thursday 18th September 2014 to give time for checking, approval and ultimate submission by Cambridge University Research Services Division.
Application Deadline Date:
28 August 2014