For Women in Science – £15,000 Fellowships for female post docs

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L’Oréal-UNESCO’s For Women in Science is an international programme which recognises the achievements and contributions of exceptional females across the globe, by awarding promising scientists with Fellowships to help further their research.

Each year, the International Programme recognises the achievements of exceptional female scientists and awards them with fellowships to help further their research.

In 2012, four awards of £15,000 each, will be offered to outstanding female post doctoral researchers in the UK & Ireland.

Adjudicated by a panel of eminent scientists, the fellowships can be used in any number of ways to enable women scientists to further their careers and facilitate world class research.

 In total, since 1998, more than 1200 women in 103 countries have been recognised for their research and received funding to further their studies. Further details and how to apply.


Research Fellowships to Japan

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Every year the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers.
The candidates hold a doctorate or at least a Master’s degree and are eligible during the ten-year period following the successful completion of their PhD or MA. The European Fellowship holders pursue a period of research in Japan whereas the Japanese Fellows do their research at host institutions in Europe. The Fellowships are awarded for periods of three months to one year and are awarded to all disciplines.

Canon Fellows from Europe are free to choose their host institutes and hosts in Japan. The same freedom is given to Japanese Canon Fellows coming to Europe. Canon Foundation Research Fellowships may be applied for when an agreement on co-operation and on a research plan has been reached between the guest researcher and the proposed host institution.

The annual deadline for applications is September 15 2011 

The financial support for Research Fellows ranges from 22,500 Euros to 27,500 Euros per year and pro-rata for different periods. The Canon Foundation gives priority to those who plan to travel to Europe or Japan rather than prolong a current stay.

More information and application details

Research Fellowships in engineering – 8 days to get your draft application in!

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The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced its Research Fellowships competition for 2010/11. This scheme is aimed at outstanding researchers from all branches of engineering who are about to finish their PhD or have up to three years postdoctoral research experience.

The scheme provides funding for five years, to enable the best researchers to develop their research career.

Each university is permitted to submit two proposals. The university will therefore be holding an internal competition to select Newcastle’s two candidates. The schedule for this is as follows:

-Draft applications (as outlined below) to Jo Gascoigne-Owens by email by 4pm on Friday 10th September 2010; An academic panel will be convened to review these applications and select Newcastle’s two applicants. An interview may be part of this selection;

-Applicants will be informed of decision by 17th September 2010;

-Heads of School will be asked to assign a ‘mentor’ to assist selected candidates with their application; -Final draft applications from selected candidates to be sent to Jo Gascoigne-Owens by 6th October 2010, for review and comment;

-Deadline for submission, 5pm 8th October 2010.

Based upon the funders’ requirements, draft applications should consist of:

-A summary of the proposed research area and the candidate’s track record (1 to 2 pages); A list of the candidate’s publications and/or conference presentations; The candidate’s CV (maximum 2 pages); A letter of support from the candidate’s Head of School.

If you have any questions contact Jo Gascoigne-Owens on Johanna.Gascoigne-Owens@ncl.ac.uk or 0191 222 8624.

Further details can be found at: www.raeng.org.uk/research/researcher/postdoc/default.htm

Medical School Research Staff – Fellowship opportunity

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Are you a member of research staff in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University? Would you describe yourself as an early stage researcher wanting to develop independence and your own research niche? If so – read on…..
Faculty Research Fellowship (2 posts)
Ref A515R (Faculty)
Faculty/Services Medical Sciences
Department Medical Sciences Faculty Office
Job Type Research
Hours of Work Full time
Salary: £27,183 – £43,622
Closing Date: 14 December 2009
Two Faculty Research Fellowships are available in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, for outstanding researchers with postdoctoral experience. The Fellowships are open to researchers currently working in the Faculty who do not hold an academic post or the offer of an academic post.

The Faculty of Medical Sciences aims to provide career progression opportunities for Research Associates to ensure that we encourage the best researchers into an independent academic research career. Applications are therefore encouraged from existing post-doctoral researchers who do not have externally funded fellowships.

The Faculty Research Fellowships, offered as part of the Career Pathways Scheme, will be awarded in competition and aim to allow early stage researchers to develop independence and their own research niche. The expectation is that during the two year period the Fellow will obtain preliminary data and make successful externally funded Fellowship applications.

Get more information and apply here

Fancy a fellowship here?

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Visiting Research Fellowships, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, Maine

Applications are invited for research fellowships at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) (http://www.mdibl.org/) for 2010.  MDIBL is an independent biomedical and marine-oriented research institution with expertise in regenerative and developmental biology, cellular stress biology, membrane physiology, toxicogenomics, neuroscience and marine ecology and conservation.  Fellowships cover lab rental, housing and user fees.  Teams of scientists are encouraged to propose collaborative research projects and apply as a group.  The length of fellowship appointments is flexible.  Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and demonstrate a record of research productivity consistent with their current academic rank.  Application instructions and forms, and details on MDIBL resources are available at http://www.mdibl.org/visiting_scientist_program.php.  Applications are due January 15, 2010.