Durham University

St Mary's College

Fellowships on Offer

St Mary’s College has two fellowship schemes currently in operation:

St Mary’s College Visiting Women’s Fellowship

Honouring the history of St Mary’s College at Durham University as a pioneering centre for the education of women, we established an annual St Mary’s College Visiting Women’s Fellowship scheme in 2013.

This annual scheme allows a Visiting Fellow to come to Durham University to be based at the College. The Fellowship provides the recipient with food and accommodation in College during the period of residence. By negotiation and depending on need, the fellowship may also provide a contribution towards travel costs to Durham from the Scholar’s home institution and a small honorarium.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for women scholars to conduct research at Durham University in conjunction with staff within a Durham academic department or Research Institute. The focus of the research may be in any area or discipline, but the output of the fellowship must be of direct benefit to women in the Fellow’s own country or beyond.

Each Fellow will be expected to participate in College activities and make a research presentation at the College during her residence which will be open to the public and to colleagues from across the University.

  • Applications are open to women academics at any stage of their career, though preference will be given to applicants who have not previously been awarded Visiting Fellowship opportunities during their career.
  • Since the purpose of the St Mary’s College Visiting Women’s Fellowship is to bring promising women scholars from overseas to Durham, the scheme is open only to women whose substantive posts are in non-UK based Universities.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD.
  • Applicants must be eligible to enter the UK as an Academic Visitor (see http://www.visaforuk.co.uk/academic_visitor.html)
  • The duration of the St Mary’s College Visiting Fellowship is up to three months (either Epiphany term 2020 or Easter term 2020). Visiting Fellows must visit for one consecutive period.

Application Procedure: Each applicant for a St Mary’s College Fellowship must submit a proposal of up to three pages (maximum) describing how she would use her time and with whom at Durham she would like to work. It is strongly recommended that applicants contact their Durham collaborators prior to making an application.

The proposal must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a proposed travel budget, and two letters of reference. All application materials must be submitted by the 29 April 2019 (first day of Easter term 2019).

Applications should be submitted to: stmarys.collsec@durham.ac.uk

Selection Criteria: Proposals received will be reviewed by a small panel of academic members of the College, chaired by the Acting Principal, and applications will be assessed for their research excellence and their potential benefit to women.

Final decisions will be made and the successful applicant notified by the end of Easter term (28 June 2019).

A printable version of these details can be found in the sidebar.

The St Mary’s College Research Fellowship

This annual scheme allows a Visiting Fellow to come to Durham University to be based at St Mary’s College for up to one term. The Fellowship provides the recipient with food and accommodation in College during the period of residence. By negotiation and depending on need, the fellowship may also provide a contribution towards travel costs to Durham from the Scholar’s home institution.

The purpose of the fellowship is to allow researchers from outside the University to spend a period of time resident in the College to undertake work in conjunction with any academic department in Durham.

Each Fellow will be expected to participate in College activities and make a research presentation at the College during their residence which will be open to the public and to colleagues from across the University.

  • Applicants must hold a PhD.
  • Applicants from overseas must be eligible to enter the UK as an Academic Visitor (see http://www.visaforuk.co.uk/academic_visitor.html)
  • The Fellowship is normally tenable for a maximum of one term (either Epiphany term 2020 or Easter term 2020), though shorter periods are possible. Visiting Fellows must visit for one consecutive period.

Application Procedure: Each applicant for a St Mary’s College Research Fellowship must submit a proposal of up to three pages (maximum) describing the purpose and proposed focus of the fellowship.

The proposal must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a proposed travel budget, a letter of reference, and a letter confirming support for the application from a member of an academic department or research centre at Durham University. All application materials must be submitted by the 28 April 2019 (first day of Easter term 2019).

Applications should be submitted to: stmarys.collsec@durham.ac.uk

Selection Criteria: Proposals received will be reviewed by a small panel of academic members of the College, chaired by the Acting Principal.

Final decisions will be made and the successful applicant notified of their appointment by the end of Easter term (28 June 2019).

A printable version of these details can be found in the sidebar.

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