Clare Hall accepting applications for Research Fellowship Competition in the Sciences

Clare Hall is currently welcoming applications for its Research Fellowship Competition in the Sciences, for Fellowships from October 2022.

Information for applicants:

We're a graduate college, founded in 1966, with about twenty each of Official Fellows and Research Fellows, fifteen Professorial Fellows, forty Visiting Fellows, and two-hundred graduate students. The President, Professorial Fellows, Official Fellows and Research Fellows comprise the Governing Body. 

Members and their families are welcome participants in the social life of the College, which is informal. There is some accommodation available on a charged rental basis for single persons, couples and families in the College.  All Fellows qualify for an allowance of free meals.

The College proposes to elect one or more non-stipendary Research Fellows in the Sciences for a period of three years, tenable from 1 October 2022.

Research Fellowships are primarily intended to provide opportunities for scholars at an early stage of their academic careers with up to five years' post-doctoral research in any area of the Sciences, to establish and pursue their research in a supportive academic environment.

During their tenure, Research Fellows have no college teaching duties other than to pursue their research. They are, however, members of the College's Governing Body, and may serve on other College committees.  Successful candidates are expected to be graduate students who have recently completed or who are about to complete their PhD, or those with some initial post-doctoral experience. There is no restriction on age, sex or previous standing, except that candidates may not already have held a Research Fellowship at a college of either the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge, and some preference may be given to candidates who are at a relatively early stage of their research career.  Research Fellows are required to live in Cambridge during Full Term, but leave may be granted to work away if necessary.

Non-stipendiary Research Fellows will be expected to demonstrate that they have adequate financial support from other sources. Small grants for research expenses may be made available on application to the Bursar.  Accommodation, if available, will be on a charged rental basis, but there is an allowance of free meals.

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