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John’s College Oxford UK Junior Research Fellowships 2015-2016
2015-2016 UK Junior Research Fellowships at John’s College Oxford
Christ Church, Merton College, and St John’s College Oxford propose, provided that suitable candidates present themselves, to elect in cooperation up to twelve Junior Research Fellows, four at each College, tenable from 1 October 2015. This date may be brought forward to 1 September in exceptional cases, to accommodate personal circumstances; if so, the terminal date would be adjusted accordingly. Junior Research Fellows are expected to undertake research in some branch of Arts, Science or Education. Successful candidates will be based at Christ Church, Merton or St John’s College (see Lists A, B and C below). Fellows must engage in original research and may be asked to undertake a limited amount of teaching. The colleges each propose to elect up to two JRFs in the Arts and two in the Sciences. Applications will be allocated amongst the Colleges this year by subject as specified in lists A, B and C. Interdisciplinary applications and applications in subjects not listed will be allocated at the discretion of the Colleges. No subject is considered ineligible. Candidates may choose one subject and may submit only one application across all three Colleges.
Study Subject(s): Research Fellows are expected to undertake original research in some branch of Arts, Science or Education.
Course Level: Fellows must engage in original research and may be asked to undertake a limited amount of teaching. Depending upon their field of study, successful candidates will be based at one of Christ Church, Merton College or St John’s College.
Scholarship Provider: Christ Church, Merton College, and St John’s College Oxford, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
-have an excellent educational record; The successful candidate must have a good Honours degree (either First or 2:1), or for EU/international students a qualification equivalent to a good Honours degree;
-be approaching the end of their doctoral research or have begun post-doctoral study;
-have research expertise in their chosen field as demonstrated by a completed doctoral thesis and/or published or forthcoming books, or articles in refereed journals, as relevant to the candidate’s field; or promise of such achievement, as relevant to the candidate’s field;
-have the ability to present research findings effectively to fellow professionals at national and international conferences or in professional research seminars;
-have a coherent plan of research for the duration of the Fellowship which can either be the further development of the doctoral work or an entirely new area and which promises to make a valuable contribution to the candidate’s field;
-if the research project is laboratory based, provide a letter of support from the host department confirming that laboratory space can be provided without cost to the college.
Scholarship Open for International Students: These junior research fellowships are open for students of all nationalities.
How to Apply: Applicants are asked to indicate on their application form a single subject area, chosen from those in Lists A, B & C, which most matches the area of research they would undertake should their application be successful. Applicants whose subjects might be thought to fall into more than one of the subject areas listed (e.g. Economics/Mathematics, Philosophy/Theology) are asked to indicate this fact in their application and are invited to draw the attention of the College authorities to factors which they consider relevant to the classification of their research project. Applications will be accepted only if made using the form provided, and should be sent to the person specified at the College listing the candidate’s subject. If you are sending a hard copy, please do not bind or staple any part of your application, but do number pages consecutively. If a subject is not included in the lists, the application may be sent to any oneof the Colleges for allocation. Envelopes should be marked ‘JRFs’. Please remember to include a completed recruitment monitoring form with the application. Every candidate is asked to name two referees and to ask them to write directly to the person specified at the College of application.
Note: Merton College requires applications to be made using their online application form. Christ Church and St John’s College require applications to be submitted in hard copy.
The last date for submission of applications is 28 November 2014.
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