Research Fellows

Clare Hall is a graduate College, founded in 1966, with about twenty each of Official Fellows and Research Fellows, thirteen Professorial Fellows, forty Visiting Fellows, and one hundred and eighty 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. 



Current Research Fellowships available:

Clare Hall Research Fellowships in the Arts and Social Sciences

From October 2017 the College proposes to elect for a period of three years, tenable from 1 October 2017, two or more Non-stipendiary Research Fellows in the Arts and Social Sciences.

Non-stipendiary Research Fellows will receive a meals allowance and may apply to rent college accommodation on a paying basis, subject to availability.  They will be expected to demonstrate that they have adequate financial support.

The awards will be made to researchers engaged in research in any field in the Arts and Social Sciences.  

Research Fellowships are primarily intended to provide opportunities for scholars at an early stage of their academic careers 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 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.     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 fairly 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.  Small grants for research expenses may be made available on application to the Senior Tutor.

Application

Applications will be examined by experts in the fields concerned and by the Fellowship Committee. The final choice, however, will be made by the Governing Body, and the research proposal should, therefore, be written so as to convey to the non-specialist something of the interest and importance of the topic.  Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit written work for consideration, and the final round of candidates will be called for interview.

The College will NOT solicit references. It is therefore applicants’ responsibility to insert the email address of referees on the online Fellowship Application System, CASC, in good time, allowing adequate time for their response before the deadline of 13th February 2017.  CASC sends an automatic email to referees only when an application is complete and submitted.  If applicants complete their applications at the last minute, their referees will not have time to write letters.  The College is unable to pay expenses incurred in attending interviews.

Applications must be made online using the following link:    https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/clh_arts.aspx

The closing date for receipt of all applications and references is 13 February 2017

Decisions are expected by 3 May 2017                                     

Enquiries:  college.registrar@clarehall.cam.ac.uk