Anne McLaren and Nottingham Research Fellowships

July 30, 2019, by Rob Ounsworth

Anne McLaren and Nottingham Research fellowships: apply now to develop your research career

Our Anne McLaren and Nottingham Research fellowships bring world-class talent to the University – and offer outstanding people already here the opportunity to develop their career with us.

Our prestigious fellowship schemes are a fundamental part of our mission for the delivery of exceptional research that changes lives in the UK and across the world.

We are recruiting 100 Nottingham and Anne McLaren Research Fellows to help us achieve this vision.

Please register your interest by 22 August 2019 via the relevant school/faculty vacancy

Our fellowships offer:

  • a prestigious first step into an independent research career
  • three years’ independent research funding
  • a role linked to a permanent academic position at the University

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, said: “Our highly competitive fellowship schemes are bringing exceptional talent to the University from renowned research institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge, Aalto University, Finland; University of Wurzburg, Germany; McMaster University, Ontario, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.”

One of our latest recruits is  Anne McLaren Research Fellow Dr Helen Russell, who has re-joined the School of Physics and Astronomy, bringing her Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Rutherford fellowship from the University of Cambridge.

Dame Jessica said: “We are delighted that the Anne McLaren Fellowship attracts researchers of Dr Russell’s calibre. And it’s wonderful to see one of our alumna returning to Nottingham to develop such an impressive research career.

“We’re also delighted that researchers already at the University are successfully applying to these schemes and choosing to build their careers at Nottingham, which supports our mission of retaining as well as attracting world-class people.

“Colleagues from across the University mentor inspirational researchers who are considering important next steps in their career.

“I would ask them to share details of Nottingham and Anne McLaren Research Fellowships, and support early career researchers who are looking to seize these fantastic opportunities.”

The University has two fellowship schemes, each offering the same package of support:

  • Anne McLaren Fellowships are aimed at outstanding female scholars in science, technology, engineering and medicine, who are at the early stage of their academic careers and wish to establish a research career in the UK
  • Nottingham Research Fellowshipsare targeted at exceptional postdoctoral researchers in all academic disciplines represented at the University
Dr Helen Russell

Anne McLaren Research Fellow Dr Helen Russell has re-joined the School of Physics and Astronomy, bringing her Science and Technology Facilities Council Rutherford fellowship from the University of Cambridge

Dr Russell said: “Nottingham provides a very supportive environment for my research with a breadth of expertise in extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.  I was a Nottingham Physics undergraduate student and inspired to pursue astronomy research by great mentors in the department, including Dr Meghan Gray, herself an Anne McLaren Fellow at the time.

“I had plenty of encouragement from colleagues in Nottingham to apply for a fellowship and I am excited at the potential for new research directions and collaborations now that I have started.”

Find out more about our current fellows, their research, and what it’s like to be part of our fellowship cohort.

Fellowship applicants are advised to discuss their research proposal with their host school/faculty.


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