Newnham College is proud to offer a number of Research Fellowships for outstanding female researchers early in their careers. Applications for Fellowships from October 2022 onwards are now open, with a closing date of 24 September 2021 (sciences) or 1 October 2021 (arts, humanities and social sciences).
Current Research Fellows include Dr Meg Foster, an intersectional historian researching Australian bushrangers, sociologist Dr Asiya Islam who researches class formation in urban India, and sustainability engineer Dr Sakthy Selvakumaran.
Our Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic community, to meet established researchers across a range of disciplines, and to take part in the life of Newnham College. Applicants who have taken time out of research for professional or family reasons will not be at a disadvantage.
The Sciences Research Fellowship, the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowship and the Newby Trust Research Fellowship are all tenable for three years, and may be held on either a stipendiary or non-stipendiary basis. Stipends are up to Point 41 on the University Scale (currently £32,816 for 2020-21) in the first year. An award of £10,000 will be made available to each Research Fellow during the tenure of her Fellowship to host an approved “event” or series of “events” (e.g. conference, seminar) to promote her research.