NERC Independent Research Fellowship (IRF), UK

The The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is delighted to offer a number of fellowships of NERC IRFs Program. Those awards aimed to support any exceptional scholar for conducting research in the area of environmental. A range of interesting benefits will be given to each fellows for maximum five years. To apply, the application packet must be submitted no later than 2 October 2018.

Scholarship Description
The NERC Independent Research Fellowship (IRF) Scheme is designed to develop scientific leadership among the most promising early-career environmental scientists, by giving all fellows five yearsโ€™ support, which will allow them sufficient time to develop their research programmes and to gain international recognition. As part of this scheme, NERC will expand its fellowship networking and training activities, working with host institutions, to support the development of future leaders in NERC science. The next closing date for NERC Independent Research Fellowships is 2 October 2018. Applicants can begin submission of their proposals on the Je-S System from 6 June 2017; prior to this date, the call will not appear on the Je-S system.

Award Value
There is no detail information, please contact the employer for further.

Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral research in environmental – related studies.

Place of Study
The research will be taken in the United Kingdom.

Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible, all candidates are expected to meet the criteria as follow:

  • NERC Independent Research Fellowships (IRFs) are open to researchers of any nationality and may be held in any area of the NERC remit, but must be based at an eligible UK research organisation. Applicants may not have a permanent academic position in a university or equivalent organisation.
  • Applicants must expect to submit their PhD thesis before the fellowship interviews would take place (April following the closing date) and, if successful, would not be able to takeup the fellowship until the awarding university has confirmed its intent to award the PhD.
  • Applicants for NERC IRFs must have a maximum of eight years of full-time postdoctoral experience from the PhD certificate date to the closing date of the fellowship competition to which they are applying. The eight-year window is based on full-time working. Where applicants have worked part-time or had career breaks, the window would be extended accordingly.
  • Applicants should not have a permanent academic position (or the equivalent in institutions other than universities). NERC staff in Bands 5 and 6 only can apply for a fellowship and, if successful, would have to resign from their position in order to take up the fellowship.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
Please see the detail guidance of application procedure at the website and application link below.

Submission Deadline
2 October 2018.

Website and Application Link