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Independent Fellowship Opportunities: Deadlines and Information

The School of Chemistry seeks to support fellowship applications from outstanding individuals who are at a career stage where a prestigious independent fellowship will offer the opportunity to develop an independent research profile and become a research leader of the future. We offer a supportive and collaborative environment on which to build an independent career. The School of Chemistry has a strong tradition of nurturing and promoting independent research fellows with many key members of the current Faculty having come through this route such as Profs Ashbrook, Morris, Westwood and Smith.

To express an interest in any of the schemes listed below contact both Professor David O’Hagan (Head of School, do1@st-andrews.ac.uk) and Professor Andrew Smith (Director of Research, ads10@st-andrews.ac.uk) along with a CV and a separate outline of your proposed research interests and area (2 pages).

We are looking to support exceptional candidates in the following schemes:

1. UKRI Future Leader Fellowships – expression of interest by 29th April 2018 (for a St Andrews internal deadline 3rd May 2018)

2. Royal Society University Research Fellowships – expression of interest deadline 1st August 2018 (submission deadline expected early September 2018)

3. Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships – expression of interest deadline expected December 2018.

4. UKRI (EPSRC) Early Career Fellowships – expression of interest accepted at anytime throughout the year, but Fellowship applications are prioritised (after Peer review) twice a year in approximately January / February and July.

5. Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships - offers a recognised first step into an independent research career for outstanding scientists at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances, such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health-related reasons. Submission deadline expected November 2018.

When assessing your expression of interest for support we consider (i) your track record; (ii) the research that you propose to carry out and where that fits within the School strategy; (iii) your career stage, experience and why you would benefit from this fellowship at this stage in your career.

 As a School policy we actively promote the fair treatment of all staff and students irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, belief, disability, pregnancy and maternity
or relationship status. The School of Chemistry holds an Athena Swan Silver Award, and we encourage expressions of interest from highly motivated candidates of any self-identifying group.