Call for applications for the Norman Lockyer Fellowship and RAS Research Fellowship
The RAS will award one Norman Lockyer Fellowship and one RAS Research Fellowship to start in 2014. <p >Full details of the fellowships are provided in the Norman Lockyer Fellowship terms and conditions, and the RAS Research Fellowship terms and conditions. It is possible to apply for both Fellowships. Instructions on how to apply are on the application form. The deadline for applications is 9:00am, 18 October 2013.
Norman Lockyer Fellowships
The Sir Norman Lockyer Fellowship is awarded every three years to enable an outstanding research worker to devote the majority of his/her time to research an astronomical topic including Solar System and Planetary Science.
The Sir Norman Lockyer Fellowship is open to those who hold a doctorate from a recognized institution of higher education at the time of taking up the award. Fellows will normally be 30 years of age or younger on 1 October of the year of appointment.
The pay scale will be calculated from the Grade 7 range of the Single Pay Spine of the UK’s HE Framework Agreement, taking into account age and incorporating annual increments. The final salary level will be confirmed by consultation between the host institute and the RAS.
RAS Research Fellowships
The purpose of the RAS Research Fellowships is to enable outstanding candidates to pursue research in the UK in the disciplines advanced by the RAS i.e. Astronomy, Solar System Science, Geophysics and closely related branches of these sciences.
Applicants must either:
Only one RAS Research Fellowship may be held in the same university (as listed by UCAS) at any one time (see below for details of current RAS Research Fellows).
The pay scale will be calculated from the Grade 7 range (spine point 29 to spine point 37) of the Single Pay Spine of the UK’s HE Framework Agreement, taking into account age and incorporating annual increments. The final salary level will be confirmed by consultation between the host institute and the RAS.
Conditions for both Fellowships
Applicants may be of any nationality, however, employment will be through the host institution. In this respect, the applicant is asked to indicate their residency status with respect to the UK in order that, if necessary, it can be confirmed that they will be able to work at the institution concerned.
The Norman Lockyer and RAS Research Fellowships will be awarded for up to a period of three years beginning on 1st October 2014 (or within 6 months thereafter).
The award is in the form of a grant to the institution at which the fellow is based. The RAS will fund only directly incurred costs, and not overheads (including bench fees or 'Full Economic Costs'). Applications will need to be certified by an authorised person at the institution at which the fellowship will be held confirming acceptance of this condition.
A further £2,000 per annum may be claimed for costs incurred in attending meetings and conferences or for other items related to the research. In addition, the RAS will meet the cost of Employers National Insurance contributions and make an additional payment, where appropriate, to a Fellow's personal pension plan.
Current and Past RAS Research Fellows
Current and Past Norman Lockyer Fellows