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Funding: Grade 6.1 (£33,309)
Academic year: 2022/23
Eligibility: Open to students from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam who have received their PhD within 3 years of applying (see Fellowships webpage for specific eligibility criteria)
Application Deadline: Sunday 10 April, 2022, 11:59pm BST
For more details, contact Vaughan McKee, Global Partnerships Officer (global-partnerships@york.ac.uk), and check out the Fellowships webpage.

Further details: This year the British Council has allocated four Early Academic Fellowship Grants for women that have recently been awarded their PhD (0 to 3 years postdoctoral) and wish to have a research experience at a UK university or research institution, convert their doctoral work into publications or other academic outputs, and establish new research relationships.

The gender gap in STEM is well documented. Not only do women make up a fraction of the workforce and research teams in STEM, they are published less, paid less and are less likely than their male counterparts to reach positions of leadership, despite being proven to be on average 8 per cent more productive.

The British Council Women in STEM Academic Fellowship Programme will:

  • significantly increase the number of opportunities for women from the eligible countries in 2022/23 academic year
  • increase research partnership opportunities for women in East Asia with the UK
  • ensure fellow selection will be based on an individual’s academic potential and demonstrated case for financial support. We will be particularly encouraging of women whose identities include multiple intersecting factors, including race, class, and religion, and women who are mothers
  • provide the selected fellows with a foundation to launch their careers in higher education and research in their home country
  • enable individuals to promote and enhance science and innovation in their home country through their exposure to the expertise in the UK’s renowned STEM research sector
  • ensure fellows create strong and lasting connections with the UK through active engagement in the alumni network, directly contributing towards/supporting the success of this programme in future iterations of the Fellowship
  • provide a platform for the countries included in this call and the UK to work together to address the significant challenge of the gender gap in STEM.

This call seeks proposals from Fellows, with a focus on the following programme areas:

  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Climate Change, Environment and Risk Reduction
  • Energy Transition
  • Agriculture
  • Industry 4.0/Digital Transformation

Please consider that the programmes selected should meet the spirit of ODA, with the potential to focus on outcomes that promote the long-term sustainable growth of countries on the OECD DAC list (all countries included in this call are on the DAC list).

We have four participating Departments:

We strongly encourage all candidates to contact their host supervisor to discuss their project. 

JSPS London Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term)
Application Deadline: Monday 29th November, 2021
Fellowships must start between: 1st May 2022 to 31st March 2023.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the leading research funding agency in Japan, established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science. Our Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term) provides the opportunity for short-term visits for UK, European, North American and Canadian researchers ordinarily based in the UK or Ireland to do cooperative research with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Institutions. The programme is designed to provide researchers with first-hand experience of the research and living environment in Japan, whilst expanding academic exchange between Japan and the UK or Ireland.  Researchers from any field; Computer, Engineering, Health, Biological, Life, Natural and Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences etc. are eligible to apply. Awards will cover visits of 1 to 12 months.

Eligible applicants also need to be either within 2 years of finishing their PhD at the time of applying to start their fellowship in Japan or have obtained their PhD at a university outside of Japan within the last 6 years (on or after 2nd April 2016).

Please visit the JSPS London website here for further information:
https://www.jsps.org/latest_calls/2021/09/fy2022-jsps-london-call-for-the-short-term-prepostdoctoral-fellowship-for-research-in-japan-first-call-for-fy2022.html

Reports from former JSPS Fellows who have taken part in this programme can be found on the JSPS London website at the following link:
https://www.jsps.org/funding_case_studies/fellowpostdoctoral_shortterm/

The Azrieli Fellows Program has issued the Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship Call for Applications for the 2022–23 academic year. The fellowship provides generous funding and support for international postdoc applicants to conduct research in STEM, the humanities and social sciences at eligible Israeli institutions. 

After a successful pilot year of our newly expanded postdoctoral fellowship track, we are embarking on our second year of bringing 24 outstanding postdoctoral candidates across Europe and Canada to Israel. The value of the fellowship is approximately €48,000 (ILS 188,000) per year, including funds reserved for research and travel. 

Along with funding, our program offers unique opportunities for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural exchange, leadership training, community engagement, professional mentorship and a welcoming staff dedicated to the wellbeing of all Fellows. Furthermore, Fellows on our postdoctoral track join a growing network of outstanding early career scientists and scholars. 

Please find in the hyperlinks below the relevant information for this year’s application process. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in circulating the information to your university.

The online application opens on September 1, 2021; however, we strongly recommend that candidates begin contacting Israeli academic sponsors well beforehand. Please do let me know if you have any questions.

All the best,

Ceighley

Ceighley Cribb

Campaign Manager | Azrieli Fellows Program

Phone: +972-5-56818136 | Email: ceighley@azrieli.org 

www.azrielifoundation.org/fellows

Three prestigious one-year Fellowships in the area of mental health and neuroscience are available through the University's Centre for Future Health (https://www.york.ac.uk/future-health/). The scheme is jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust and the University and offers salary at Grade 6.1 (£32,817 p.a.) plus a modest project budget.

The scheme is intended as a stepping stone to an externally-funded postdoctoral fellowship in the area of mental health and/or neuroscience for those who have just completed a PhD. Applicants will need to at least have filed an ‘intention to submit’ their thesis at the point of applying and will need to have passed their viva with no more than minor corrections in order to take up the position.

The opportunity is open to individuals resident anywhere in the UK from across the sciences, social sciences and the arts and humanities and those with interdisciplinary interests are especially encouraged to apply. Research that focuses on one or more minority ethnic populations is welcomed and applicants with a deep understanding of the issues experienced by these populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates are required to seek the support of at least one academic mentor and the Head of Department of the department in which they would like to be based as part of the application process. The role of the mentor(s) is to provide support and advice on professional development and the principal mentor will also act as line manager.

The vacancy is live on the HR website at:

https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=452802

The deadline for applications is 26 September (2021).

If you have any queries then please email cfh@york.ac.uk

Funder deadline - 22 September 2021

Apply for funding to develop ways to engage the public in the context of the BBC’s centenary.

You can be a researcher from any area of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)’s remit.

We’ll fund two fellows. You must focus on one of these:

  • the history of the BBC
  • the future of broadcast media.

We’ll fund your costs related to delivering the proposed activities. Your fellowship’s full economic cost can be up to £150,000. We’ll fund 80% of the full economic cost.

The fellowships will start on 1 January 2022 and last for 12 months.

Applications from early career researchers are particularly encouraged. 

https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/engage-the-public-with-the-bbcs-past-and-future/

Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowships

The RAEng/Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship scheme allows early – mid career academics to concentrate full time on research. The Fellowship covers the salary costs of a replacement academic who will cover the Awardee’s teaching and administrative duties for up to one year.  

Award value: Up to £55k to cover salary costs plus an additional £2.5k support fund

Opening: 6 September 2021

Closing: 16 November 2021, 4pm

Contact: Emilie Rance

The Academy are pleased to announce a new initiative, Access Mentoring, which aims to provide additional pre-application support to applicants from groups that are persistently underrepresented within UK engineering. This positive action will contribute to improving diversity in the talent pipeline and widening the diversity of applicants and awardees within the Academy’s research grant schemes.

Access Mentoring will provide the applicant with advice in producing a high-quality application aligned to expectations of the scheme.

Access Mentoring is currently accepting applications for the current rounds of the following schemes:  

Scheme

Access Mentoring deadline*

Research Fellowships (early career)

30 July 2021

Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships

12 August 2021

*The deadlines are subject to capacity of mentors being reached and may close sooner   

More information can be found here.


This scheme is for outstanding scientists who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field. These long term fellowships provide the opportunity and freedom to build an independent research career in the UK or Republic of Ireland and pursue cutting-edge scientific research.

The funder deadline is 7th September 2021 and more information can be found here: University Research Fellowship 

Note: Following the Wellcome Trust’s new approach to fellowships and subsequent closure of the Sir Henry Dale Fellowship scheme, the Society is pleased to announce that applications in the biomedical sciences remit will now be eligible for the University Research Fellowship scheme. For a full list of subject areas eligible for the next round of University Research Fellowships, please see our guidance page


The British Academy is inviting proposals from early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to pursue an independent research project, towards the completion of a significant piece of publishable research. Fellowships last for 36 months, and The British Academy have amended this year's eligibility rules in response to Covid-19 disruption.

More information can be found here.

Funder deadline = 14 October 2021 (noting that University deadlines will be prior to this)

Date: Thursday 8 July 2021

Time: 10.00 to 15.00

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service Yorkshire and Humber (RDS YH) is one of ten regional services across England who each give design and methodological support to health, public health and social care researchers who are developing research applications. They are running the following session:

Who is this for?
This online session is for researchers and health professionals who want to develop and submit a fellowship application. Preparing a good application takes time. This workshop will help you to focus your ideas to produce a strong application. If you want to develop a competitive application which has the best chance of success, then this event is for you.

The session is free to attend and will cover:

  • Pitching your idea to others – how to present your idea ‘cold’ in just 3 minutes
  • How to check if you are ‘Fellowship ready’
  • What the application process looks like
  • Public Involvement and Impact
  • What the NIHR Academy will be looking for
  • How the RDS can help you

Please view the event flyer for more information and how to book your place. We advise booking early to avoid disappointment.

https://www.rds-yh.nihr.ac.uk/news/workshops/

The Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme is open to university-based researchers and staff working in knowledge exchange. The scheme gives people in those roles the opportunity to participate in a fellowship project with an office in Parliament.

Hosted by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, the 'Parliamentary Academic Fellow: global landscape analysis of organisations around the world providing science advice to parliaments' seeks to conduct a study of different organisations and mechanisms around the world that provide science advice to parliaments. The aim of the project is to learn about how others provide science advice to parliaments globally, and how other parliaments engage with scientific information. Through this project, POST would also like to strengthen its connections with those organisations, to be able to conduct two-way knowledge exchange.

More information can be found here. The deadline for applications is Sunday May 9th 2021.

Note: funding for this fellowship may be available through either the University's EPSRC or ESRC Impact Accelerator Awards (IAA). See https://www.york.ac.uk/staff/research/internal-funding/ for more information.

If you're in the area of Social Sciences, you can contact Chris Hewson (Faculty Research Impact Manager - Social Sciences) and the ESRC IAA team for more information (esrc-iaa@york.ac.uk).




You can apply for funding to spend a year collaborating with 10 Downing Street’s data science team (10DS) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

You will:
- co-design research and produce analysis using new and existing linked administrative datasets to inform policy in priority policy areas
- champion data science across central government and support wider knowledge exchange with researchers on effective policy collaboration and data analysis.
- The datasets will be accessed through the ONS’ Secure Research Service.

You must:
- have a PhD or equivalent experience
- be a social science-focused researcher based at an eligible UKRI research organisation
- have relevant quantitative analytical experience.

Funding will last up to 18 months to cover:
- inception phase for project set up, three months
- placement with 10DS, 12 months
- impact phase, up to three months.
This fellowship is available on either a full-time or part-time basis.

If you have any questions, or would like to talk more about this opportunity, contact Chris Hewson, Faculty Research Impact Manager (Social Sciences) at esrc-iaa@york.ac.uk.


The British Academy will be holding a webinar on Wednesday 31 March (09.30-11.00) for UK-based applicants in the humanities and social sciences interested in applying for the 2021 ERC Consolidator Grant call, which has a deadline on 20 April.

The webinar will be led by British Academy Fellows who have experience with ERC grants and panels.

The aim of the webinar is to provide participants with detailed, practical information about the ERC Consolidator Grant scheme. Participants should gain a deeper understanding of the proposal and evaluation format and the key issues they are required to address in planning, writing and costing a proposal.

In order to participate and for the webinar to be structured as effectively as possible for you, we ask that you submit in advance either an outline of your proposal or, if you have it, a draft of the 'extended synopsis (B1). Please contact Emily Zerling (e.zerling@thebritishacademy.ac.uk) by Wednesday 24 March (end of closing) to register.

https://mailchi.mp/thebritishacademy.ac.uk/erc-consolidator-grant-2021-call-webinar?e=51d1fc1376



Following the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which enables the UK's participation in Horizon Europe, the British Academy will be holding a webinar on Thursday 25 February, 9:30-11:00am for researchers in the humanities and social sciences interested in applying for the 2021 ERC Starting Grant call, which has a deadline expected at the end of the March.

The webinar will be led by British Academy Fellows who have experience with ERC grants and panels.

The aim of the webinar is to provide participants with detailed, practical information about the ERC Starting Grant scheme. Participants should gain a deeper understanding of the proposal and evaluation format and the key issues they are required to address in planning, writing and costing a proposal.

In order to participate and for the webinar to be structured as effectively as possible for you, we ask that you submit in advance either an outline of your proposal or, if you have it, a draft of the 'extended synopsis (B1)'. Please contact Emily Zerling (e.zerling@thebritishacademy.ac.uk) by Monday 22 February to ask to register.

Over the two weeks of 12th-23rd April 2021, the University will be holding its first 'Fellowship Fortnight' to celebrate the work enabled through our community of Fellows. Fellowship Fortnight will showcase the work of current Fellows, provide training for prospective Fellowship applicants and bring together academic staff to share ideas and practice to support Fellows.

'Preparing for Fellowship Success' training programme
A key part of Fellowship Fortnight will be the 'Preparing for Fellowship Success' (PfFS) training programme (delivered by our University’s Research Excellence Training Team in partnership with academic colleagues and Fellows). This intensive training provides detailed support and guidance for early career researchers who are preparing to submit a fellowship application to an external funder in the coming 12 months. 

The 'Preparing for Fellowship Success' programme is open to both internal and external potential applicants

The application form, along with more information on the programme can be found here: https://www.york.ac.uk/staff/research/training-forums/research-excellence-training-team/research-staff/support-for-fellows/

The application form (approved by the Chair of Departmental Research Committee) should be submitted to fellowships@york.ac.uk by the deadline of noon, Wednesday 17th March 2021.

If you'd like to talk about either Fellowship Fortnight or Preparing for Fellowships Success, or if you have any questions, please contact Annabel Jenkins (Fellowships Coordinator) at fellowships@york.ac.uk