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Call for Applicants: Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Programme (11/30/2017)

Call for Applicants
Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Programme

WIRL-COFUND Fellowships The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Warwick is pleased to announce that up to eight fellowships will be available in 2018 as part of the Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Leadership programme (WIRL-COFUND). The WIRL-COFUND fellowships are jointly funded by the University of Warwick and the European Union through the Marie Skłodowska Curie COFUND scheme (Grant Agreement 713548). The fellowships will provide the opportunity for outstanding early career researchers from around the world to spend two years at Warwick, developing their independent research and undertaking training which will help them develop into the next generation of research leaders.

These two-year fellowships will offer successful applicants the opportunity to accelerate their research careers by developing their own independent research ideas in a world-leading research environment whilst undertaking a specific programme of advanced training delivered through the IAS Academic Careers and Leadership Programme (AcCaLd).

Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply but must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the United Kingdom for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to 7 May 2018. Applicants should also be in possession of a PhD or 4 years equivalent research experience. The programme aims to help postdoctoral researchers at an early stage in their research career to develop an independent research profile and establish themselves as a future research leader.

In line with the ethos of the IAS, fellowships are open to applicants of any discipline who are able to demonstrate the ability to apply or extend their knowledge beyond disciplinary specialisms and propose a comprehensive and innovative research project that aligns with at least one of Warwick’s cross-faculty Global Research Priorities. All fellows will have an academic mentor at Warwick. Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify a suitable mentor and to contact them prior to application in order to ensure they are able to support your application.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Warwick Job Search System. Applications submitted by any other means or which do not use the specified documents will not be accepted. For further information please see the Guidance for Applicants available at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/ias/wirl/.

The call will open on 1 October 2017 and the deadline for submissions is 30 November 2017. No applications will be accepted after this date. Applications will be peer-reviewed through early 2018 and interviews will take place in the week of 2 May 2018. Fellowships will start in September 2018 For further information and guidance for applicants please see the WIRL-COFUND website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/ias/wirl/. Enquiries regarding the WIRL-COFUND fellowships can be sent to WIRL.COFUND@Warwick.ac.uk.

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