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Date:         Tue, 4 Nov 2008 11:28:54 +0000
From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-MCCARTY.ORG.UK>
Subject: 22.310 postdoctoral fellowships in the U.K.
To: humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 310.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 11:27:00 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <>
         Subject: postdoctoral fellowships

Dear colleagues,

A new postdoctoral scheme, the Newton International Fellowship, has been
set up to fund researchers to work in the UK. Fifty fellowships per year
are granted. It is certainly possible that a suitable candidate in the
digital humanities might be successful and so be able to pursue his or
her research project at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities,
King's College London, for the two years of the fellowship.

Please see the following description. Note the deadline for application,
12 January 2009. The first step is to read the online Scheme Notes and
other information there carefully. The second step is to develop a
research proposal, which ultimately will have to fit within a strict
limit of 8,000 characters. Since applicants need to have a sponsor (who
is co-applicant and in this case would be my department), this proposal
should be developed in consultation with us. The third step, once the
proposal has been developed to the satisfaction of both parties, is to
make formal application via the Royal Society's e-GAP2 system, Note that there are a few
minor steps, 2a, 2b etc, such as securing referees for your application.

If you are interested and have read all the material below and at, send me an initial note of intent, with a
very brief summary of the research that you would be interested in
doing. I will then let you know if I think the application would be
worth pursuing.


The Newton International Fellowship scheme enables the very best early
stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world to work at UK
research institutions for a period of two years. The Fellowships are
supported by the three leading academies, including the British Academy.
Fellowships must start before 1 September 2009.

Financial basis:

The Fellowships support subsistence, relocation costs, and research
expenses for two years (66K). In addition, every Newton Fellow is
eligible for funds in subsequent years to support networking activities
with UK-based researchers (60K).
An additional 50% of the total value of the award is payable to the host

Next steps:

Further details are available at
The closing date for this round is 12th January 2009 so please don't
delay in encouraging good candidates to apply, or in inviting colleagues
overseas to recommend promising postdoctoral researchers who would be
interested in a period of research at King's.

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing, King's College 
London,; Editor, Interdisciplinary 
Science Reviews,


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