Durham International Junior Research Fellowships in UK, 2017-18

Durham International Junior Research Fellowships in UK, and applications are submitted till Friday 02 December 2016 (at midnight)Durham University is inviting applications for international junior research fellowships to pursue new research ideas of researchers’ own design, undertaken in collaboration within academic researchers at Durham. The JRF scheme is aimed at researchers with significant post-doctoral experience, but recent doctorands of exceptional ability and researchers who have followed non-traditional academic career paths are also encouraged to apply. The normal period of the Fellowship will be 2 years, though Fellows can make a case for a shorter or longer period with a minimum of one year and a maximum of 3 years. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Durham University, UK

Level: Research

Field(s): Durham International Junior Research Fellowships span the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, and proposals should be linked to research programmes of the Institutes and their constituent research centres.

Deadline: 02 December 2016

Funded By: Durham University, UK

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Durham International Junior Research Fellowships are targeted for International researchers

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: Not Specified

‣ Scholarship Duration: In order that the JRFs can complete a significant piece of original research during the Fellowship, the normal period of the Fellowship will be 2 years, though Fellows can make a case for a shorter or longer period with a minimum of one year and a maximum of 3 years. Each JRF may make a case to spend up to 25% of the Fellowship period at an institution outside of the UK where they have not previously worked or studied. This outgoing phase will establish new networks for the Fellows and cement or build new international collaborations for Durham University.

Scholarship covers: Junior Research Fellows will be employed in the University on a non-renewable fixed-term contract. Junior Research Fellows will be issued with a full employment contract by Durham University; they will have full social security coverage, will be eligible to join the University Superannuation Scheme and will have access to the UK health services through National Insurance payments. They will have full access to the University library and IT resources, professional skills training, occupational health services, careers advice, specialist research facilities relevant to their project and a training allowance of up to €7k p.a. to fund fieldwork and conference attendance, research consumables, publication costs, impact and outreach activities. JRFs will be appointed at a point on the Grade 7 scale appropriate to their experience. Starting salaries will be in the range £31,342 – £35,256 p.a. Accommodation is not provided by the University for all JRFs, but from time to time there are a number of Resident Fellowships in Colleges for JRFs who wish to develop pastoral skills in addition to organisational and leadership skills. These Resident Fellows, selected by College Principals in response to applications from JRFs, act as personal tutors to undergraduates, organise activities for the post-graduate student body in their College and act as a point of contact to engage other post-doctoral researchers in the University with the Colleges. In exchange, Resident Fellows enjoy discounted accommodation and free meals in the College. JRFs will be informed if and when Durham International Junior Research Fellowships become available.

Description

‣  The  Durham International Junior Research Fellowships  (JRF) scheme is designed to attract the most talented researchers in Europe and beyond, and build international networks of scholars with a common passion for the deepest theoretical questions and most pressing practical problems facing humanity. 

‣  The Durham International Junior Research Fellowships scheme is aimed at researchers with significant post-doctoral experience, but recent doctorands of exceptional ability and researchers who have followed non-traditional academic career paths (such as in public corporations, NGOs or industry) are also encouraged to apply. 

‣  JRFs will pursue new research ideas of their own design, undertaken in collaboration with academic researchers at Durham University.

Eligibility



‣ To be eligible for this Durham International Junior Research Fellowships , in line with the terms of funding set by Marie Curie, “researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account”. 

‣  The reference date is 1 July 2016.

‣ There are no nationality restrictions, but the award of a Fellowship will be conditional on a visa and work permit being secured, if required, from the UK Border Agency.

‣ To be eligible, applicants must normally have completed a PhD at the time of application and may not have been resident in the UK for more than 12 months in total during the 36 months preceding the reference date for this call (1 July 2016). 

‣  There are no nationality restrictions, but the award of a Fellowship will be conditional on a visa and work permit being secured, if required, from the UK Border Agency.

Selection Criteria for Durham International Junior Research Fellowships

Applications will be marked against the following criteria (weightings in brackets)

‣  Criterion 1: Quality of scholarship and contribution of the candidate to his/her field, as appropriate to the career stage of the candidate (40%)

‣  Criterion 2: Quality and ambition of the proposal for research activities at Durham (40%)

‣  Criterion 3: Ability to communicate his/her research vision to experts and non-experts (10%)

‣  Criterion 4: Ability to work with other researchers and to enrich the Durham academic community (10%).

Notification: 

‣  Interviews of short-listed candidates will be held on w/c 08 February 2017.


Scholarship Application Method

For further details about this scheme and how to apply please consult the 'JRF Further Particulars' document below as well as the Additional Application Guidance page. 

Application materials will need to be submitted through the Durham University online application system . The deadline for applications is Friday 02 December 2016 (at midnight).

‣  Before applying, applicants MUST seek the agreement of a Durham academic to act as their host. 

‣  The host will help them to refine their research proposal and ensure that the appropriate facilities for the conduct of the research project are available in the University. 

‣  The host is required to complete a proforma (below), which is a required part of the application documentation.

‣  To apply for a Junior Research Fellowship you will need to submit the following through the Durham University online application( Online Application ) system under vacancy reference 4958.

‣  A letter of application explaining how the application meets the evaluation criteria and including (i) a summary of the proposed research project (of not more than 200 words) aimed at the general readership; (ii) a statement of the period of time for which they are applying; and (iii) the Institute, Centre or Department within which this research would be carried out.

‣  A Curriculum Vitae/ Résumé. This document should provide evidence that the applicant meets the eligibility requirement regarding residency.

‣  A statement of 500-1000 words detailing the planned programme of work whilst holding a Junior Research Fellowship at a level that will allow an expert assessor to judge the quality; originality and ambition of the proposed research.

‣  The names and contact details of two academic referees. You must arrange for your referees to submit their references to Joanne Patterson (cofund.recruitment-at-durham.ac.uk) by the closing date for applications.

‣  As part of the application process a proforma will need to be completed by the host academic and the Institute or Centre Director, Dean of the Business School or the Head of Department most closely related to the proposed research project. The signed proforma needs to be submitted to Joanne Patterson in Human Resources via email by the closing date.

‣  Scholarship Applications are due on Friday 02 December 2016 (at midnight)

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.



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