Addison Wheeler Fellowships
Durham University is delighted to announce that applications are being accepted for its Addison Wheeler Fellowships, which are designed to provide young researchers of outstanding promise with three years to pursue original ideas, free from teaching and administrative responsibilities.
Addison Wheeler Fellowships are funded through the bequest of Addison James Wheeler to encourage 'efforts for increased knowledge of people and their make-up so as to enable them to make better use of their life here on Earth'. Addressing this aspiration is one of the conditions of the Fellowships but it is intended to be interpreted broadly and should not be seen as restrictive.
The Fellowships are aimed at researchers of a high calibre, who have completed their PhD at the time of application and are at an early stage in their career. Fellows will pursue new research ideas of their own design, undertaken in collaboration within academic researchers at Durham University. Eligible applications for Addison Wheeler Fellowships will also be considered for Junior Research Fellowships unless requested otherwise in the application.
Addison Wheeler Fellows will be employed in the University on a non-renewable fixed-term contract. They will be issued with a full employment contract by Durham University, will have full social security coverage, will be eligible to join the University Superannuation Scheme and will have access to the UK health services through National Insurance payments. They will have full access to the University library and IT resources, professional skills training, occupational health services, careers advice and specialist research facilities relevant to their project. Addison Wheeler Fellows will be appointed at a point on the Grade 7 scale appropriate to their experience. Starting salaries will be in the range £30,122 – £33,884 p.a.. There are no residency or nationality restrictions.
As a member of the Durham academic staff will act as host and Mentor for each Fellow, before applying, applicants MUST seek the agreement of a Durham academic to act as their host. The host will help them to refine their research proposal and ensure that the appropriate facilities for the conduct of the research project are available in the University. The host is required to complete a proforma (below), which is a required part of the application documentation.
For further details about this scheme and how to apply please consult the 'Addison Wheeler Further Particulars' document below.
Application materials will need to be submitted through the Durham University online application system under vacancy reference number 2087. The deadline for applications is 14 December 2012
- 2013-14 Addison Wheeler Further Particulars (last modified: 15 August 2012)
- 2013-14 Addison Wheeler Proforma - Durham Staff Only (last modified: 15 August 2012)
- AWF Frequently Asked Questions - Applicants (last modified: 5 December 2012)
- Eligibility Guide - COFUND / Addison-Wheeler (last modified: 4 March 2013)