Newcastle: NUACT Early Career Fellowships

Newcastle University Academic Track Fellowships (NUACT)

NUACT fellowships are 5-year fellowships, potentially leading to a permanent post. They are aimed at probably those people who are already making a mark, or clearly have the potential to do so. So probably a couple of years beyond their PhD, perhaps have done a post-doc of some kind, with some publications and other recognition under their belt. I am attaching here what the blurb from this page:

  • Initial fixed-term appointment for five years (or five years’ full-time equivalent if working part-time) with progression to an open-ended contract subject to successful review.
  • Research expenses up to £50k, subject to research programme needs and partner organisation.
  • Funding for a 3-year PhD student (UKRI rate for Fee and Stipend, Home (UK) level) associated with the research.
  • Relocation expenses up to £3000
  • Dedicated mentors with extensive research expertise and significant project management experience.
  • Extensive training opportunities including a bespoke personal development plan.
  • Peer support from a cross disciplinary cohort of talented early career researchers.
NUAcT Fellowships are fully flexible and will be extended to take account of periods of parental or extended leave and to accommodate part-time working. Additional mentorship and support is offered to those returning to their fellowships from periods of long term leave, whatever the reason. We understand that individuals have different needs and will tailor our support package around these.

We support you to:
  • develop your research ideas through protected research time
  • collaborate with top researchers in Newcastle and beyond
  • join and participate in our world-class interdisciplinary research centres
  • develop grant applications to underpin your own independent research programme
  • take part in the supervision of doctoral students
  • establish your leadership in your field
  • work with industrial partners
  • form international partnerships with overseas research groups

The scheme though is also aimed at artists/ poets/writers etc, who will have professional experience rather than academic credentials.