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The Newcastle University Academic Track Fellowship scheme aims to find and develop our research leaders of the future. Find out who can apply to NUAcT and how.

Recruitment 2024

We currently have no open recruitment calls.

Further recruitment for 2024-2025 to be announced in autumn 2024.

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Who can apply

We are looking for early career researchers with an excellent track record for their career stage and a compelling research proposal. If you have a passion for your subject and an appetite for working across boundaries to carry out research with real and meaningful impact, then a NUAcT Fellowship and Newcastle University could be your ideal home. 

As a NUAcT Fellow, you will have the opportunity to lead your own research programme, build an international reputation, and contribute to multi-disciplinary collaborations across the University and beyond.

With the programme’s focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, we are building a diverse cohort of Fellows who will champion others and help us to build a more inclusive research culture across Newcastle University. Our appointments are fully flexible, which means that we can accommodate part-time working as needed.

If you share our vision to enhance our diversity and creativity and work together towards a fully inclusive and collaborative culture where everyone’s ideas thrive, we would be incredibly excited to hear from you.

Applicants will need to have a relevant PhD or equivalent experience. Please note that we only be accept applications from candidates who have research proposals which fall under one of the specific thematic areas.

How to apply

All of our opportunities will be advertised on this website and the Newcastle University recruitment portal. 

Please make sure to read the relevant candidate pack information which details how to apply. Download the relevant summary cover sheet from the relevant fellowship opportunitity downloads section.

If you have further questions on how to apply see our FAQs.

We want to ensure you feel confident in applying for a NUAcT Fellowship. If you would like an informal conversation with us before deciding to apply to explore your fit or clarify any aspect of the application process please email us at

Watch the NUAcT webinar

Catch up on our recent NUAcT webinar to find out more about how to apply and what we're looking for. 

Contact us

We understand that every applicant's situation is unique, and we are committed to providing a supportive and accessible application process for everyone. Please contact us if you need any support in preparing your application or if you have any issues with application deadlines.

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