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Cobb Research Group


Junior Research Fellowship positions to start at Durham in 2017 - APPLY NOW!

Junior Research Fellowships are aimed at postdoctoral researchers typically with 2-3 years post-doctoral experience. JRFs pursue new research ideas of their own design, normally for 2 years by which time they should be of a standing and maturity to win permanent positions.Each JRF has a mentor and a personal development plan to develop their research management and leadership skills and will be able to take advantage of the award-winning University Research Training Programme. Starting salaries are in the range £31,342 – £35,256 p.a and JRFs have full access to the University library, IT resources and specialist research facilities relevant to their project as well as up to €7k p.a. for research con-sumables, travel & conference attendance. As the scheme is EU funded applicants cannot have worked in the UK for more than 12 months over the last 3 years.

If you are interested in applying for a JRF within the Cobb group please contact Dr Steven Cobb (send short cover letter and CV to by October 31st 2016

PhD studentships for October 2017 – If you are interested in working in the group please feel free to get in touch by email (inlcude short CV).

Postgraduate funding:
Carnegie Trust - Graduates from Scottish Universities (
Fulbright Awards - for US Citizens
Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards
The British Council
British Chevening Scholarships (
Commonwealth Scholarships (
The Croucher Foundation (Hong Kong -

There are also a number of funding schemes that you may apply to (I can help support these applications provided you meet the criteria and have a strong CV).

If you wish to apply for any of the schemes above and would like a letter of support/ help with the application, please contact me explaining which scheme you are applying for, why you are eligible (please pay close attention to the eligibility requirements) and enclose a short 2 page CV.

Postdoctoral funding:

It maybe possible to help with applications to the following funding sources. If you are eligible to apply for a fellowship please feel free to get in touch.

Marie Curie Fellowships
Royal Society Funding Schemes
Leverhulme Trust
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 (
Wellcome Trust
Newton International Fellowships (