KAS Energy Security Fellowship 2016/17

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation funds a 12-month research stay for a European Union (EU) resident research Fellow at the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at King’s College London. The Fellowship includes a stipend of £29,326, which will pay a monthly stipend of £1,954 for the fellow, university fees and a conference and travel allowance.

The topic of this year’s Fellowship is “The Paris Climate Agreement: Implications for the Global Energy Industry”

The application deadline is on 1. June 2016.

More information on this opportunity can be found here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/warstudies/research/groups/eucers/scholarships.aspx.

L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowships For Women in Science UK & Ireland

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2016 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO UK & IRELAND L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowships for Women in Science‘FELLOWSHIPS FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE’

Applications for the L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships for Women in Science are now open until Friday 11th March, 2016. Five outstanding female post-doctoral scientists in the UK or Ireland will be granted a fellowship worth £15,000 each. The finalists will be selected by a panel of eminent scientists chaired by Professor Dame Carol Robinson. Entries can be made at www.womeninscience.co.uk.

The L’Oréal UK & Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science were launched in January 2007. The Fellowships are awards offered by a partnership between L’Oréal UK & Ireland, the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Irish National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society. Five Fellowships each worth £15,000 (equivalent € for candidates in Ireland), the Fellowships are tenable at any UK or Irish university / research institute to support a 12-month period of postdoctoral research in any area of the life, physical sciences, mathematics, computer science and engineering.

The Fellowships have been designed to provide flexible and practical financial support for the winners to undertake research in their chosen fields. Winners may choose to spend their fellowship on buying scientific equipment, paying for childcare costs, travel costs or indeed whatever they need to continue their research. In addition to financial support each year past and present fellows receive training and networking opportunities supported by L’Oréal. For example in January 2016, previous fellows joined L’Oréal and General Assembly to undertake training in digital media, such as creating a digital brand and translating their science knowledge to a digital audience.

The 2016 awards will be adjudicated by a panel of eminent scientists. Steve Shiel Scientific Director at L’Oreal UK & Ireland commented, “I have been fortunate to hear the impact that The For Women in Science programme can have on fellows. It is a privilege to be on panel which is to be chaired by Professor Dame Carol Robinson, the 2015 L’Oréal -UNESCO International For Women in Science European Laureate and I am excited for the 2016 UK and Ireland awards.”

The closing date for application to the 2016 L’Oréal -UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science is Friday 11th March, 2016. For further information and to apply, please visit: www.womeninsceince.co.uk

Toshiba Fellowship Programme applications open

‘The Toshiba Fellowship Programme offers outstanding scientists an annual opportunity to apply to join Toshiba’s research and development laboratories in Japan for up to two years, on a Research Fellowship Contract.

The Toshiba Fellowship Programme is a unique opportunity for recently qualified PhD level scientists, mainly from science, computing and mathematics disciplines. It offers a chance to journey alongside Toshiba into innovation, discovering a new world of research and development, as well as exploring and living a new cultural experience in Japan.’

Deadline 30th November, more details here

 

Cumberland Lodge King George VI Postdoctoral Fellowship

Cumberland Lodge, the independent educational charity in Windsor Great Park, seeks to appoint a King George VI Postdoctoral Fellow from 1st October 2015.

This two-year Fellowship is open to candidates from academic disciplines relevant to the Cumberland Lodge Programme who have recently completed, or are very close to completing, a doctorate. The Fellowship provides an exciting and unique opportunity for the successful candidate to gain experience in planning and running academic and cross-sector conferences and other events. The Fellow will also play a full part in the residential life of Cumberland Lodge, which has the feel of both a college and a country house conference centre.

The appointment is for 37.5 hours a week plus some residential weekend duties. Continue reading

The Wellcome Trust offers NFTS Studentship

The Wellcome Trust is offering financial support for one PhD-level biomedical scientist to undertake a two-year MA at the NFTS in Games Design & Development, Directing Fiction or Screenwriting.

The Trust’s research shows that the overwhelming majority of the public regards television as their most significant source of information about science. It believes that the broadcast media should represent and reflect all areas of science and culture, and therefore should be produced by people from a variety of different backgrounds. It aims to increase the crossover between science and the media and to enable bright, articulate and motivated scientists to explore careers in the broadcast, games and film industries. The award will pay for tuition costs plus a grant to cover basic living expenses for the duration of the studentship.

Applicants should be PhD-level biomedical scientists wishing to explore a career in the broadcast, games and film industries. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent, some experience of science communication, and a demonstrable aptitude for working with TV, radio, film or games.

The studentships will only be awarded to applicants who have a confirmed place on the NFTS course of interest. After the application deadline, a shortlist of candidates for interview will be drawn up, with interviews taking place in late July.

The deadline for applications to Screenwriting and Directing Fiction is May 7, 2015 and Summer 2015 for Games Design and Development.  If you are interested in making an application, please contact Dr Jon Wardle – Director of Curriculum and Registrar – by email jwardle@nfts.co.uk.

For more information visit The Wellcome Trust’s website.

New Newton fellowship schemes launched

The Academy of Medical Sciences is launching two new fellowship schemes for international researchers as part of the Government’s Newton Fund, which is part of the UK’s official development assistance. Working with the other National Academies they will offer Newton International and Newton Advanced Fellowships to non-UK scientists working in patient-oriented research over the next five years.

  • Newton International Fellowships will provide early career post-doctoral researchers the chance to benefit from an extended period at a host university or research institution in the UK – for up to two years.
  • Newton Advanced Fellowships will support early to mid-career researchers, who have already established (or are well advanced in the process of establishing) a research group or research network and have a research track record, for up to three years. The focus will be on developing their research strengths through collaboration and providing support for more formalised training and development, including short visits to the UK.

The Academy of Medical Sciences is pleased to be collaborating closely with the Royal Society to deliver these two schemes.

In the first call under these schemes, applications for the Newton Advanced Fellowship scheme are invited from researchers in China, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22 October at 5pm (UK time). Another call for Newton International Fellowships will open in early 2015 and the Academy is working to include opportunities for researchers in additional countries in future calls for both schemes. Continue reading

Finding jobs using JobOnline – this one for an informatics fellowship

Don’t forget that there are an incredible number of jobs on JobOnline, the vacancies service brought to King’s folk by The Careers Group, University of London.

Use the listing as inspiration for your next career move, to check on salaries, find interesting employers or just to get some part-time work to help pay the bills.

Take a look at this one, for KTP Associate – Robot Vision Scientist (Research Fellow) at Birmingham University: http://jobonline.thecareersgroup.co.uk/kings/student/DisplayVacancy.aspx?id=440cdd09-438e-4244-a667-943e0de431af

2015-2016 EURIAS Fellowship Programme

eurias-logo-web_sans barillet(2)The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.

EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences.

The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. For the 2015-2016 academic year EURIAS offers 44 fellowships (22 junior and 22 senior positions). Continue reading

Do you want to put science in the headlines?

If you do then the British Science Association Media Fellowships are for you.

Experience first-hand how science is reported by spending 3-6 weeks on a summer placement with a print, broadcast or online journalist such as the Guardian, The Times or BBC.

You will work with them to produce well informed, newsworthy pieces about developments in science. Come away better equipped to communicate your research to the media, public and your colleagues. You will develop communication skills that could help you produce concise and engaging articles and funding applications.

For details about the scheme, including eligibility and online application form, visit our webpage.

Application deadline: 16 March 2014