The L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowships Programme for 2016 are now open for applications. Awards will be made to five outstanding female post-doctoral scientists a fellowship of £15,000. This award is designed to provide practical help to aid female post-doctoral researchers in continuing their cutting-edge research. The award is paid directly to the beneficiary and the fellowship can be spent as the fellow wishes; it could buy a piece of scientific equipment, help to cover child care costs or be used to fund conference travel.
The fellowships are open to female postdoctoral researchers working in the field of life and physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences. The deadline for applications is 11th March 2016.
More information and the online application form can be found here:
Final Reminder of Funder Deadline – 12 January 2016
The Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin scheme is for outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities, or health issues. This scheme offers holders the opportunity to hold appointments on a part-time basis or convert from full-time to part-time and back again to help match work and other commitments, such as parental or caring responsibilities.
- The applicant must be able to demonstrate a current need for flexible support due to personal circumstances at the time of application. This can include current parenting or caring responsibilities (such as raising children or looking after ageing or seriously ill family members), clinically diagnosed health issues or other personal circumstances that create a need for a flexible working pattern. [Although not made specific in the scheme guidance, in the past applicants have been unsuccessful where their caring responsibilities were outside the UK ].
- Must be at an early stage of their research career (have completed their PhD but have no more than 6 years of research experience post PhD by 12 January 2016).
- Must not hold a permanent post in a university or not-for-profit organisation in the European Economic Area (EEA) or in Switzerland.
- Must be a citizen of the EEA or a be a Swiss citizen (or have a relevant connection to the EEA or Switzerland).
- The research must fall within the Natural Sciences.
Please speak to Kelly or Emma in Research Support if you are considering submitting an application. Applications must be submitted on eGap to Research Services by Tuesday 5 January 2016.
More information can be found on the Royal Society’s website here:
The Alan Turing Institute Fellowship Call is now online: https://turing.ac.uk/jobs/alan-turing-fellowships/
The Fellowships are for early career researchers and are for 3 years, with a possible additional 2 years of support. The deadline for application is 15 December 2015.
This is a unique opportunity for early career researchers to join The Alan Turing Institute, based at the Institute in the British Library, London. The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s new national data science institute, established to bring together world-leading expertise to provide leadership in the emerging field of data science. The Institute has been founded by the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Warwick and EPSRC and the ATI fellowships will be awarded to individual candidates and fellows will be employed by one of the joint venture partner universities.
Alan Turing Fellowship applications can be made in all data science research areas. We have been advised that the ATI is particularly keen for women applicants. Remuneration is described as “competitive with research fellowship pay scales” with an additional London living allowance.
Successful candidates are expected to have:
- A PhD in a data science or adjacent subject (or to have submitted their doctorate before taking up the post)
- An excellent publication record and/or demonstrated excellent research potential such as via preprints
- A novel and challenging research agenda that will advance the strategic objectives of the Institute
- Leadership potential.
In addition to the open call for the Alan Turing Fellowships, there are two specific fellowship programmes in data-centric engineering, and data-analytics and high-performance computing. For further details of these particular programmes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
EPSRC’s Digital Economy theme has announced a new priority area for its Fellowships: Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security (TIPS.)
Proposals in this area will be joint funded by the Global Uncertainties theme (now known as PaCCS). EPSRC expect to have enough to fund anything up to half a dozen Fellows across TIPS, assuming that projects are in the range £800k-£1M.
If you’re interested in applying for one of these fellowships with the Department of Computer Science please do get in touch. I have further inside information which will help you to pitch/frame your application to maximise chances of success.
Applications are welcomed for the Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship. This scheme is for outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues.The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine, and female candidates are particularly invited to apply.
This scheme offers holders the opportunity to:
— Hold appointments on a part-time basis or convert from full-time to part-time and back again to help match work and other commitments, such as parental or caring responsibilities etc.
— Claim back time spent deferring the fellowship and/or working part-time at the end of the fellowship.
— Claim some funds for family support where these can be justified on scientific grounds, e.g. the cost of child care during a conference or collaborative visit abroad (those funds can be applied for during the Fellowship).
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a current need for flexible support due to personal circumstances at the time of application. This can include current parenting or caring responsibilities (such as raising children or looking after ageing or seriously ill family members), clinically diagnosed health issues or other personal circumstances that create a need for a flexible working pattern. Please contact the grants team if you would like clarification on whether you meet this eligibility requirement.
Deadline for Applications: 12th January 2015
*Please note – all applications must go through your Research Facilitation team