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Call for applications: Norman Lockyer Fellowship and RAS Research Fellowship 2014

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 16:17
Published on Friday, 23 August 2013 16:08

RAS logoThe RAS will award one Norman Lockyer Fellowship and one RAS Research Fellowship in 2014, to begin on 1 October 2014 or within 6 months thereafter.

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. This Fellowship is open to those who hold a doctorate from a recognized institution of higher education at the time of taking up the award. Applicants should in normal circumstances be 30 years of age or younger on 1 October 2014.

An RAS Research Fellowship is offered to an outstanding candidate to enable them 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 have been awarded their PhD between 1 October 2009 and 1 October 2014. Only one RAS Research Fellowship may be held in the same university at any one time.

Both Fellowships are 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'). Applicants for both Fellowships 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 deadline for applications is 9:00am, 18 October 2013. Applicants may choose to apply for one or both Fellowships.

Please see the Call for Fellowship Applications for more details, terms & conditions, and the application form.