Applications open for Newnham Research Fellowships 

A research fellow selects a book from a shelf in Newnham Library

Newnham College is looking for outstanding female researchers early in their career to apply for two Fellowships. 

The Fellowships are the Sciences Research Fellowship (including any field in Mathematics, Science, Engineering, or Psychology), and the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowship. Both offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in our stimulating and supportive academic community, over three years, starting in October 2024. 

Current Newnham Research Fellows include Dr Stephanie Adeyemo an electrical engineer specialising in the properties of semiconductor nanomaterials using ultrafast spectroscopy; and Dr Liana Minkova who explores the criminalisation of environmental destruction in international law, focusing on the proposed new crime of ‘ecocide’.   

The Fellowships attract a generous stipend, and an additional award of £10,000 is available to run an event to promote the research, such as a conference, workshop or seminar series. 

Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students whose doctoral degrees are complete or very near completion, or post-doctoral researchers who have recently completed their PhDs. Time out of research for professional or family reasons will not put women at a disadvantage. 

Applications close for the Sciences Research Fellowship on 22 September 2023; and for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowship on 29 September 2023. 

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Applications are also invited for a Visiting Fellowship at the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies at Newnham College.

The Margaret Anstee Visiting Fellowship is for early to mid-career women with a postdoctoral or Faculty position in a Caribbean or Latin American University, who are conducting research in areas broadly related to economic and social development and/or international relations. Deadline is 29 September.

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