Research Fellowships

Clare Hall is a graduate college, founded in 1966, with around 30 Official and Professorial Fellows, 20 Research Fellows, 40 Visiting Fellows, and 200 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 2021

Clare Hall is a graduate College, founded in 1966, with about twenty each of Official Fellows and Research Fellows, sixteen 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 limited accommodation for single persons and for families in the College. All Fellows qualify for an allowance of free meals.

The College proposes to elect for a period of three years, tenable from 1 October 2021.

One 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 the applicant's 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 references deadline of 12th March 2021.  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 is: 5th March 2021

Decisions are expected by 10th June 2021    

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


 

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