Institute of Astronomy

Royal Society - Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships

Published on 07/03/2016 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Starting salary up to £41,340.00
Starting Date: 
5 years

The Institute of Astronomy is pleased to invite expressions of interest from suitably qualified researchers who wish to apply for a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship to be held within the Institute.

This fellowship scheme is aimed at outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career (have completed your PhD but have no more than 6 years of research experience post PhD by the closing date of the round) who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues.

The Society’s fellowships are highly flexible and part-time working, sabbaticals and secondments can be accommodated. There is also provision for maternity, paternity, adoptive or extended sick leave.

Funding for 5 years is provided, which covers the applicants salary as well as research expenses (up to £13,000 for the first year and up to £11,000 annually thereafter).

This year up to an additional £40,000 can be applied for, which can be used as a contribution towards the cost of a 4-year PhD student or additional research expenses.

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.

All applicants should inform David Savidge in the IoA finance office of their intent to apply by 29th October, or ideally sooner.

Royal Society's ultimate submission deadline is 10th November. Further details and scheme notes are available on Royal Society's website;

Application Deadline Date: 
29 October 2021
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