Newcastle University Academic Track Fellowships NUAcT

About NUAcT

NUAcT Fellowships

Leading discovery, nurturing talent

Brilliant research ideas are created in an instant, through those ‘light bulb’ moments that make us see things differently. But ideas need time to grow and develop if they are to lead to discoveries and make a difference to the world we live in.

Our NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) Fellowship scheme offers the time and freedom for early career researchers in any discipline aligned to our research portfolio to turn their research ideas into an exciting research programme that will propel them into a successful academic career. This round we are also welcoming applications from clinicians - click here for further details.

Our world-leading research centres and institutes offer outstanding research facilities and a wealth of exciting opportunities to develop new ideas and projects.

By appointing 100 NUAcT Fellows over five years, we aim to build a diverse multidisciplinary network that fosters creativity and collaboration, and that help us to address distinctive future-facing research missions

Each fellow receives an outstanding package of support. We offer 5 years of salary, which is fully flexible, up to £50K research expenses and a PhD studentship. Fellows are expected to move to an open-ended academic contract at the end of their fellowship subject to a successful review, and we have a dedicated NUAcT Team who support their career development across the five years.

We ensure that every fellow meets regularly with an experienced mentor, who supports them in planning their future career and becoming a rounded academic at Newcastle University.

Highly trained staff help each fellow to develop an individualised personal and professional development plan, which identifies how they can build their research leadership skills through training programmes, workshops and bespoke activities tailored to fellows’ needs. We also provide one-to-one meetings with dedicated research funding managers for fellows to identify the best funding opportunities to establish and sustain a flourishing research programme.

As a university, we are fully committed to providing equality of opportunity for all, and ensuring that diversity is valued and celebrated across the institution.

As a scheme, we aim to recruit a diverse cohort of fellows, who can bring new perspectives to our research and to our thinking. We welcome applications from anyone, anywhere in the world, and expect that all our recruits will contribute to our positive academic environment through valuing differences and being a role model for equality and inclusion.

We don’t believe that there’s another scheme in the UK that can match us for our ambition and scale in building such a large and collaborative interdisciplinary community of researchers who will become our research leaders of the future.

Could you be one of our NUAcT Fellows?  Find out how to apply.