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Fellowship Secretary
Churchill College
  • Junior Research Fellowship


Welcome to the Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, Selwyn College, St Edmund's College and Trinity Hall Joint Application Scheme for Junior Research Fellowships 2015.

The six Colleges invite applications for twelve Junior Research Fellowships which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2015. For more information regarding Fellowships on offer this year, please click here. Junior Research Fellowships are initial (normally) post-doctoral positions appropriate to the start of an academic career.

To access the Junior Research Fellowship application system, you are required to register. This enables you to save your application and revisit/edit it before submitting it, or to check the status of your application. It is recommended that you register as soon as possible.

Applications must be received online by 5pm on Sunday, 16 November 2014. References must be received online no later than 5pm on Friday, 21 November 2014. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Please make sure that your application and your referees' reports reach us before the closing date. Register by clicking here.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Junior Research Fellowships are open to graduates, women and men, of any university who have recently or are about to complete their doctorates.
  • Successful candidates will normally have submitted their theses by the commencement of the Fellowship.
  • The statements of research should be no more than 1,000 words outlining the work candidates would submit in support of their applications, if requested, and the research they propose to do if elected. Please note that it will be read by people outside, as well as within, the candidate's own discipline and should therefore be intelligible to scholars in other subjects.
  • Written material is not required at this stage, but it is essential to have written work readily accessible, because those candidates whose applications are selected for further assessment will be invited by 9 January 2015 to submit a copy of their chosen written work electronically. This must be received no later than midnight on Wednesday 21 January 2015. Please ensure that your contact details on your application are kept up to date (preferably giving your e-mail, mobile, or telephone details).
  • The Colleges are concerned with the quality, rather than quantity, of the work submitted but, in order that an informed assessment may be made, it is important that sufficient material should be available. The work for submission to external assessors should be in the region of 12,000 words and no more than 20,000 words at the absolute maximum.
  • Submitted work should normally be in English but if candidates intend to submit work in a foreign language, they should give notice by indicating this on the Application Form where they enter the title of the work.
  • Applications must be submitted on-line by 5pm on Sunday, 16 November 2014.

Application Timetable:

  • The application process begins on 15 October 2014.
  • Applications, must be submitted through the web site, and received by the administrator by 5pm on Sunday, 16 November 2014. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Two reports from independent referees, both of whom should be familiar with the candidate's research work, must be submitted through the website by 5pm on Friday, 21 November 2014. One of these referees should normally be your PhD supervisor.
  • Candidates will be selected to send samples of written work by midnight on Wednesday 21 January 2015.
  • Candidates will be called to interview (by Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, Selwyn College, St Edmund's College or Trinity Hall) in early March 2015. Churchill College does not interview candidates.
  • Elections will be made no later than 24 March 2015.
  • Successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1 October 2015.