EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships
As part of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) Doctoral Prize initiative Cardiff University is funding 3 one year research fellowships.
The Doctoral Prize is intended to develop the very best EPSRC supported students beyond the end of their PhD and support their transition to independent researchers. Applicants are invited to propose a novel research project in an area which fits within the EPSRC’s funding remit and are expected to demonstrate independence from their PhD supervisor. (http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/research/ourportfolio/researchareas/Pages/researchareas.aspx)
Eligible fellowship applicants must have received support from the EPSRC for their PhD studies (either as stipend or fees, or both) and will be expected to pass their viva before starting the fellowship. These fellowships are aimed at those who have recently completed their PhD and only applicants who pass their viva after the 1st of October 2012 will be eligible.
The Doctoral Prize aims to develop independent researchers and applicants are encouraged to move into new areas of research and demonstrate the ability to work independently from their former supervisors. The academic mentor will work with the applicant to develop the project and ensure that sufficient consumables and travel are allocated to the project.
Applicants should contact an academic member of staff (who must NOT be their PhD supervisor) within the host School to discuss their research proposal. External students who have not carried out their PhD studies at Cardiff University are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications will be evaluated against the standard EPSRC postdoctoral assessment criteria as shown in Appendix 1.
The host School will provide applicants with the necessary support and guidance to complete the application form.
Applicants should send an electronic CV and completed application form through the University’s E-recruitment website (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs/)
The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Wednesday 10th of July 2013. Applications received after this time will NOT be considered.