Research Fellowships

Applications are invited for Research Fellowships intended for outstanding female researchers early in their careers. The Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment.

We normally elect two women to Junior Research Fellowships each year, one in the in the Sciences (including Mathematics, Engineering and Psychology) and one in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Applications are now closed for the 2016/17 Research Fellowships. Applications for the 2017/18 Research Fellowships will open in late summer 2017. For further details see below.

Current Junior Research Fellows

Eligibility

  • Applications are invited for Research Fellowships intended for outstanding female researchers early in their careers. The Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment.
  • Applications will be accepted from any female graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom. All candidates should note that these Research Fellowships are extremely competitive.
  • Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree, or post-doctoral researchers in their first appointment.
  • Both selection panels use the concept of “research age” in judging how long a candidate has been active in research, so that time out of research for professional or family reasons will not be a disadvantage.
  • Fellowships at Newnham are restricted to women. These appointments comply with legislation on sex discrimination, relying on the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 22, and Article 3 of the College Charter.

Fellowship details

  • Research Fellows are appointed for a period of three years, although many leave sooner if they are successful in gaining faculty appointments in Cambridge or elsewhere.
  • During their tenure JRFs have no other duties other than to pursue their research, but they may, if they wish, participate in College teaching. They are members of the College Governing Body, and may serve on other College committees.
  • The Fellowships carry a competitive stipend, plus accommodation in a college set or flat. An additional allowance is paid if the holder chooses to live in non-College accommodation.
  • Fellowships may also be awarded on a non-stipendiary basis to women who hold another post-doctoral appointment in the University or in a recognised University Partner Institution (UPI).
  • Funds are available to support research costs, such as conference travel. All Research Fellows are also entitled to a one-off sum of up to £10K towards the cost of running an approved Newnham-based research event, such as a conference, workshop or seminar series.

The Sciences Research Fellowship

The Sciences Research Fellowship is offered in any field of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or Psychology.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016/17 Research Fellowship. Applications will close at midnight (BST) on Friday 21st October 2016.

For further information, and details of how to apply, click here

The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowship

The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowship subjects are offered on a three-year rotation, with the subjects as listed below. Newnham research students in the whole field of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences may apply in any year, regardless of the rotational listing:

2016/17: History, Architecture, History of Art, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Divinity
Applications will open in late summer 2016.
Successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1 October 2017.

2017/18: Classics, Human Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) (including Archaeology and Anthropology, Politics and International Studies, Social Sciences), Modern and Medieval Languages (including Theoretical and Applied Linguistics), Philosophy, Geography, History and Philosophy of Science
Applications will open in late summer 2017.
Successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1 October 2018.

2018/19: Economics, English (including Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, Education, Business & Management, Land Economy, Music, Law
Applications will open in late summer 2018.
Successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1 October 2019.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016/17 Research Fellowship. Applications will close at midnight (BST) on Friday 28th October 2016.

For further information, and details of how to apply, click here

 

The Newby Trust Research Fellowship

The Newby Trust Research Fellowship is a stipendiary fellowship, for the following subjects only: Archaeology, Classics, the Creative and Performing Arts, English Language, English Literature, History (ancient, medieval and modern), Modern Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Visual Arts and Media.  This Fellowship is offered every three years. Applications will open in September 2018, for appointment wef 1st October 2019.

The same on-line application is used for either research fellowship – a link to the application system can be found in the Application Information document. A question within the application clarifies which fellowship is being applied for. Candidates whose subject renders them eligible for both research fellowships need only complete a single application.