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 www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/cch/research/publications/humanist.html www.princeton.edu/humanist/ Submit to: humanist-AT-princeton.edu Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 11:27:00 +0000 From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty-AT-mccarty.org.uk> 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, https://e-gap.royalsociety.org/Home.aspx. 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 www.newtonfellowships.org, 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. Yours, WM -------------------------- 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 institution. Next steps: Further details are available at http://www.newtonfellowships.org/index.html 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, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org/.
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