Margaret Anstee Centre opens applications for Research Fellowships

Margaret Anstee

Newnham College are looking for outstanding early career female researchers to apply for two Research Fellowships in subjects related to economic and social development and/or international relations.

The Fellows will be based at the Margaret Anstee Centre, the legacy of Dame Margaret Anstee, the first woman Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and a graduate of Newnham.

The centre focuses on trends in international development with the aim of supporting inclusive social and economic change around the world. It also hosts the Archives of the Disappeared, an initiative that addresses the challenges of research, documentation and evidence collection in the study of communities, social movements, life-worlds and cultures that have been destroyed through violence.

Applications are invited from outstanding women graduates whose doctoral degrees are complete or very near completion (within three months of viva).

The Margaret Anstee Fellows will be supported by a Knowledge Exchange Officer to catalyse and leverage their research, in order to promote knowledge exchange, impact and change. The Centre therefore has a particular interest in applicants who are actively engaged with ‘translational’ research.

Professor Emma Mawdsley is the Director of the Centre, and current and recent Fellows include Dr Mezna Qato and Dr Jessica Sklair. The Centre also supports one to two postgraduate scholarships.

The Centre is located in Newnham College, and provides an ideal hub and platform for discussion, research and external engagement. Margaret Anstee Fellows are also encouraged to build connections with at least one Department or Centre within the University of Cambridge.

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.

Applications close on Monday 3 April 2023 at 23:59 GMT. The successful candidates will begin their Fellowships on 1 October 2023. For further information and details of how to apply click here.