Institute of Astronomy

Royal Society - University Research Fellowships

Published on 02/07/2015 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Salary: 
Starting salary up to £40,030.34
Starting Date: 
01/10/2018
Tenure: 
Initially 5 years with a possible further extension of 3 years (see Royal Society for further details)

The Institute of Astronomy is pleased to invite pre-applications from suitably qualified researchers who wish to apply for a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF) to be held within the Institute.

In the first instance, applicants should make contact with a member of the Institute's Academic Staff who has related research interests to discuss the possibility of submitting a request for Institute support.

Applicants must have an appropriate level of experience (between 3 and 8 years of post-Ph.D. research experience at the time of application), significant research recognition (via publications and citations) and be able to demonstrate evidence of independence/leadership potential.

Once applicants have engaged with a member of the Institute's Academic Staff, a pre-application may be made by submitting:

  •     cv

  •     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 fellowships@ast.cam.ac.uk with attachments as a single .pdf format file.

Applicants should also request that their endorsing IoA academic staff member send a statement in support of their application to the same e-mail address by the same deadline.

The Institute's selection committee will begin reviewing applications in mid-August and those interested are strongly advised to make an early application. In order to be considered, applicants must send their pre-application materials to reach the Institute of Astronomy by midnight Monday 7th August at the latest.

Completed applications will have to be submitted on the Royal Society's Flexi-Grant system by 5pm Tuesday 29th August to give time for checking, approval and ultimate submission by Cambridge University Research Services Division.

The final deadline for submission of applications to the Royal Society is 3pm Monday 4th September.

The deadline for Head of Department/Nominated Referee references/statements to be submitted online using the Royal Society's Flexi-Grant system is also 3pm Monday 4th September.

 

Application Deadline Date: 
7 August 2017
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