Institute of Astronomy

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowship

Published on 10/10/2016 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Up to £32,600, see scheme notes for further details.
Starting Date: 
3 years

The Institute of Astronomy welcomes applications from individuals for the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowship to be held at the Institute.

1851 Research Fellowships are intended to give early career scientists or engineers of exceptional promise the opportunity to conduct a research project of their own instigation; an ultimate objective is to contribute to the knowledge base required for a healthy and innovative national culture. Around eight awards are made each year. The awards are for a duration of up to three years, subject to annual review.

Candidates must be in possession of a recent PhD, or equivalent qualification (normally with no more than 3 years postdoctoral experience) or be in the final stages of their PhD studies, which must be successfully completed before the award of a Fellowship can be confirmed. The research should be carried out at a different Institution from the one where the candidate’s PhD research was undertaken.

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 hosting the fellowship within the Institute.

The ultimate submission deadline is 5pm on 16 February 2017, however we ask that applicants make contact with us at least one month before this.


Application Deadline Date: 
16 January 2017
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