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November 26, 2009

Newton Fellowships at Sheffield

Posted by Simon Willerton

If you have had at most two post-docs, are not a UK citizen and would like to do a post-doc in Sheffield then you might want to apply for a Newton fellowship.

Patrons of the café will be familiar with several past and present members of the Sheffield Pure Maths Department as the following (as well as me) have all stopped by for refreshment here.

  • Eugenia Cheng
  • Nick Gurski
  • Neil Strickland
  • Bruce Bartlett (now at Stellenbsoch)
  • Andrew Stacey (now at Trondheim)
  • Richard Hepworth (now at Copenhagen)
  • James Cranch (now at Leicester)

There are plenty of other folk at Sheffield, such as those below, who wouldn’t be out of place sipping higher categorical espressos with us here.

  • Ieke Moerdijk (who has recently been visiting several times per year)
  • Kirill Mackenzie
  • Tom Bridgeland
  • The rest of the homotopy theorists – John Greenlees, Sarah Whitehouse, et al.

So Sheffield is certainly a place where many of the things discussed on this blog are thought about.

The Newton fellowships were set-up by the Royal Society and some other academies to encourage collaboration with ‘early career’ academics outside of the UK. The fellowships are for two years starting January 2011 and the main criteria for applicants are the following.

  • Applicants should have completed a PhD and have held no more than 1 or 2 postdoctoral positions, or equivalent experience at a comparable level.
  • Applicants in the final stages of their PhD will be accepted, provided that the PhD will be completed before the start date of the Fellowship. Confirmation of award of the PhD will be required before any Fellowship award is confirmed.
  • Applicants should be working outside the UK and should not hold UK citizenship at the time of application. Researchers already based in the UK are not eligible to apply.

The deadline is February 1st, but lots of bureaucracy will need to be completed before then.

If you are interested in applying then please contact me. I cannot guarantee that the department will support everyone who is interested in applying, and I should add that there are only 50 of these post-docs available across the whole of the UK in all subjects.

Posted at November 26, 2009 5:01 PM UTC

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Re: Newton Fellowships at Sheffield

Cool! One can apply to any institution in the UK.

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