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Rural research opportunities in Newcastle University Fellowship call

Rural research opportunities in Newcastle University Fellowship call

28 July 2022

Five-year scheme

Academics interested in researching resilient rural communities or bringing a rural perspective to ageing are being encouraged to apply for a Fellowship at Newcastle University.

Applications are open until 17 August 2022 for the Newcastle University Academic Track Fellowships scheme (NUAcT) under the themes of ‘One Planet’ and ‘Ageing and Health’. The scheme aims to find and develop research leaders of the future.

Resilient rural communities are highlighted in the ‘One Planet’ call and the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) is promoting the ‘Ageing and Health’ opportunity given that rural areas are at the forefront of the ageing transition and as the National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) is also based at Newcastle University.

Excellent track-record in rural and ageing research

NICRE director Jeremy Phillipson, Professor of Rural Development at the Centre for Rural Economy, said: “Resilient communities in rural as well as urban areas are vital for the sustainability of our planet and, with the focus on net zero and clean energy, research into rural is taking on increased importance.

“Given more older people tend to live outside of urban centres, rural areas are at the heart of the ageing transition and presents many research opportunities, complemented by NICRE and NICA both being led by Newcastle University.

“We’d encourage academics interested in these areas to apply for these Fellowships and join a world-leading university with an excellent track-record in rural and ageing research.”

To arrange an informal discussion about the opportunities contact nicre@newcastle.ac.uk

NUAcT offers five years’ salary, which is fully flexible (full time or part time), up to £50K research expenses and a PhD studentship.

Apply for the ‘One Planet’ Fellowship here and ‘Ageing and Health’ here.