28 November 2011

Funded academic and policy/enterprise fellowship opportunities at Durham

Posted by Dave Petley

Summary: New funded academic opportunities at Durham!

You've got to admit that it is kind of cool that we are a University with its own castle!

Here at Durham we have a number of funded opportunities for junior and senior research fellowships, covering both the academic and policy/eneterprise (i.e. non-academic) domians.  These are great opportunities for people working in landslides, or in hazard and risk more generally, to come and work with us.

The opportunities are:

1. COFUND Junior Fellowships

This is the second round of the Junior Research Fellowship Scheme, designed to attract the most talented researchers in Europe and beyond, and to build international networks of scholars with a common passion for today’s most important research challenges. Up to 14 Junior Research Fellowships are available commencing between 1 July 2012 and 1 January 2013. The closing date for applications is 20 January 2012. Starting salary will be in the range £29,972-£33,734 p.a., with posts lasting two to three years.  This scheme is for researchers with a PhD – in the first round most of the successful candidates had some postdoctoral experience, but this is not mandatory.  Details are available here.

2. COFUND Senior Fellowships

This is the second round of the Senior Fellowship Scheme, designed to gather together scholars, researchers, policy makers or practitioners from around the world and across the full spectrum of science, social science, arts and humanities to address themes of global significance in collaboration with Durham’s Research Institutes and researchers. Two classes of Fellowship will be available in 2012-13: ten Senior Research Fellowships, which focuses on academics  and seven Policy and Enterprise Fellowships, which focuses on those outside the academic community.  These fellowship allow the recipient to spend between six weeks and six months with us at Durham.  Details are available here.

Both schemes have some requirements in terms of the amount of time spent in the UK (essentially to encourage people from outside of Britain to apply), so the university is also offering three Policy and Enterprise Fellowships for UK-resident Fellows who do not meet the residency requirements for the above schemes.  If you are based in the UK and are interested in one of these, please drop me a line as soon as possible.

Anyone interested in these fellowships is welcome to email me at: [email protected]  I look forward to hearing from you!

And this is our purpose-built Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience building.