The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Current Calls

We are taking applications for these post-doctoral fellowships.

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships 2017


Overview
We are seeking to support high quality applications to the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme.
The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships are intended to support those at a relatively early stage of their academic careers. The objective is for Fellows undertake a significant piece of publishable research during the 36-month fellowship period. We would like to invite expressions of interest for applications that fit well with the interests of our academic staff.
For more information on Politics Research at Newcastle University please see www.ncl.ac.uk/gps/politics/research/
We will provide full support and guidance to develop those applications that we judge to be promising. All expressions of interest should meet the eligibility criteria of the scheme as well as the additional criteria for support by Newcastle. These criteria are listed under Eligibility.

Eligibility
Applicants must not yet have held a full-time permanent academic post in a UK institution and must hold a doctorate by the time they take up the fellowship. Those who are or have been registered for a doctorate at any time may apply only if they have submitted their doctoral thesis by the closing date of 4pm on 02 March 2017. Applications are invited from those with a doctorate who submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination not more than four years prior to the application closing date. Hence those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis before 02 March 2013 are not eligible unless they have since had a career break. The applicant must also either hold a degree from a UK higher education institution or hold a temporary academic position in the UK.

Expressions of interest
Expressions of interest should be sent to derek.bell@ncl.ac.uk by 12pm (GMT) on Monday 21 November 2016. The expression of interest should consist of the following:


1.   Leverhulme Fellowship Politics Application Form
2.    A copy of your CV (max. 5 pages);
3.    A 2-page outline of the proposed research.
These should be sent as PDFs with file names indicating your surname, first name initial, and document (e.g., smithjCV; smithjAPP; smithjPROPOSAL).

Selection process
The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship call is highly competitive, as a result there are internal selection rounds at Newcastle University and a limit on the number of applications that any School is able to submit. Expressions of interest will be first assessed by a committee of researchers in Politics. The most promising applicant(s) based on the relative strength of CVs and proposals in relation to the Leverhulme award criteria will be provided with further guidance and support for the purposes of submitting a full Early Career Fellowship application. A full application must be submitted by 5pm, Thursday 15 December 2016 for consideration by a selection committee in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology. The selection committee will select the strongest candidates from the School and they will receive further support from colleagues in the School and research support services in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences to develop their proposals for submission by the scheme deadline of 2 March 2017.
Please ensure that you consult the comprehensive guidance documents on the Leverhulme Trust website before starting your application.


Any queries can be sent to Prof. Derek Bell (derek.bell@ncl.ac.uk)

Past Calls

The calls below are now closed.

Rubicon

Overview

We welcomed expressions of interest for application for the Rubicon programme, which is directed at promising new postdoctoral researchers in Dutch scientific research. The programme enables fellows to spend up to two years at a top research institute outside the Netherlands. Eligible costs included salary costs for the researcher, research costs and travel costs.

We invited expressions of interest for applications within the following thematic areas of research:

  • environmental politics
  • democracy in theory and practice
  • Europeanisation
  • the politics of security
  • culture and identity
  • the politics of development

For more information on politics research at Newcastle University, please see www.ncl.ac.uk/gps/politics/research/.

All expressions of interest needed to meet the eligibility criteria of the scheme as well as the additional criteria for support by Newcastle.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply, the PhD must not have been awarded longer than 12 months prior to the submission deadline (31 March 2016). Applicants had to have conducted the equivalent of at least three years full-time research at an academic research institute in the Netherlands in the five years preceding the submission deadline.

Additional criteria

Applicants had to have been awarded a doctoral degree from an accredited higher education institution.

Applicants had to have a track record - appropriate to career stage - of peer-reviewed publication(s) in internationally recognised outlets.

Contact

Dr. Jemima Repo (jemima.repo@ncl.ac.uk)

 

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships 2016

Overview

This scheme provides excellent financial compensation and research support for the best or most promising researchers seeking to relocate to EU member states or associate countries.

We would like to invite expressions of interest for applications within the following thematic areas of research:

  • environmental politics
  • democracy in theory and practice
  • Europeanisation
  • the politics of security
  • culture and identity
  • the politics of development

Find more information on politics research at Newcastle University.

We will provide full support and guidance to develop those applications that we judge to be promising and that fit into one of the research areas listed above.

All expressions of interest should meet the eligibility criteria of the scheme as well as the additional criteria for support by Newcastle. These criteria are listed below.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship, researchers can be of any nationality; however they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the call deadline (14 September 2016). Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

  1. Career Restart Panel: If a researcher has not been active in research for at least 12 months immediately prior to the deadline for submission.
  2. Reintegration Panel: If a researcher is a European national or long term resident (spent a period of full-time research activity of at least five consecutive--without breaks in research)--years in Europe), and is moving (or has recently moved) back to Europe.

In these two cases the following mobility rule applies: the researcher must not have carried their main activity in the UK for more than three years in the five years immediately prior to the deadline.

Additional criteria

Applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree from an accredited higher education institution

Applicants must have a track record – appropriate to career stage – of peer-reviewed publication(s) in internationally recognised outlets.

Expressions of interest

Expressions of interest should be sent to Dr Jemima Repo by 12.00 (GMT) on 27 May, 2016. The expression of interest should consist of the following:

  1. A completed Marie Curie Fellowship application form (Word: 139KB).
  2. A copy of your CV (following the Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship guidelines – see p. 49) that is a maximum of five pages.
  3. A two page outline of the proposed research project

These should be sent as PDFs with file names indicating your surname, first name initial, and document (eg, smithjCV; smithjAPP; smithjPROPOSAL).


Selection process

Expressions of interest will be assessed by a committee of researchers in Politics at Newcastle University. Only applicants that meet the eligibility criteria and our additional criteria will be considered.

The most promising applicant(s) based on the relative strength of CVs and proposals in relation to the Marie-Curie award criteria will be provided with further guidance and support for the purposes of submitting a full Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship application with Politics at Newcastle University serving as the host organisation.

Please ensure that you consult the comprehensive guidance documents on the Marie-Curie website before starting your application.

Those applicants with whom we wish to support will be contacted by 8 June 2016.

Any queries can be sent to Dr Jemima Repo.