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Postdoctoral Research Opportunities and Fellowships

At the Centre for Digital Music we are always open to enquiries from people who wish to work with us, either as postdoctoral Research Assistants on funded projects, or as Research Fellows funded by a fellowship scheme.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant opportunities

We sometimes have openings Postdoctoral Research Assistants funded by research projects. These jobs will be advertised on the university's Human Resources (HR) website, see:


Fellowship Schemes

As well as Research Assistants funded by projects, we can also help people who wish to apply for their own funding via a postdoctoral Research Fellowship to carry our research work with us. A number of schemes are available, with varying eligibility: some of these schemes are detailed below.

EPSRC Research Fellowships
Designed to support researchers who hold a PhD or have equivalent research experience, and who have the most potential to deliver the highest quality research.
Deadline: Apply at any time (Applications prioritized Jan/Feb and July)
More details: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/

RAEng Research Fellowships
The scheme provides funding for five years to encourage the best researchers to remain in the academic engineering sector. Applicants may be about to finish their PhD or have up to three years Post-Doctoral research experience.
Deadline: 12 September 2016
More details: http://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/support-for-research/research-fellowships/raeng-research-fellowship

Royal Society University Research Fellowships
The University Research Fellowships scheme aims to provide outstanding scientists, who should have the potential to become leaders in their chosen field, with the opportunity to build an independent research career.
Deadline: 5 September 2016
More details: https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/university-research/

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowships
Research Fellowships in Science and Engineering are intended to give early-career scientists or engineers of exceptional promise an opportunity to conduct a research project of their own instigation. The Fellowship is for a maximum of three years, subject to annual renewal.
Deadline: 16 February 2017
More details: http://www.royalcommission1851.org/awards/

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships
For women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering and technology at leading universities abroad.
Deadline: 18 November 2016
More details: https://www.fftf.slb.com/

Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowships
A Daphne Jackson Fellowship is a unique fellowship designed to return STEM professionals to their careers after a break. Fellows normally carry out their research part-time over 2 years, in a university or research establishment in the UK.
Deadline: None specified (application process takes 9-12 months)
More details: http://www.daphnejackson.org/fellowships/

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships
An EU Horizon 2020 scheme. Individual Fellowships fund researchers looking to enhance their career development and prospects by moving from one EU Member State or Associated country to another (e.g. the UK).
Deadline: 14 September 2017
More details: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about-msca/actions/if/index_en.htm

Newton International Fellowships
Awards enable early stage postdoctoral researchers to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years. Applicants should be working outside the UK and should not hold UK citizenship.
Deadline: 9 March 2016
More details: http://www.newtonfellowships.org/

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships
Offering fifty per cent match-funding for the salary costs of three-year academic research position, the scheme enables early career researchers to undertake a significant piece of publishable work.
Deadline: 2 March 2017
More details: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship
This scheme is for outstanding scientists in the UK 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 issues. Female candiates are particularly invited to apply.
Next call expected: 24 November 2016
More details: https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/dorothy-hodgkin/

APEX Awards
The APEX award scheme offers established independent researchers, with a strong track record in their respective area, an exciting opportunity to pursue genuine interdisciplinary and curiosity-driven research to benefit wider society.
Next call expected: 13 January 2017
More details: https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/apex-awards/

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