10 November 2019


United Kingdom.
(Partially Funded)


Henslow Research Fellowship

Darwin was Cambridge University’s first graduate-only college, and also the first to admit both men and women. The college is named after one of the university’s most famous families, that of Charles Darwin. Darwin is the largest graduate college of Cambridge.

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Darwin College invites applications for election to a stipendiary Henslow Research Fellowship starting from 1 October 2020. The Fellowship is funded by a generous donation from the Cambridge Philosophical Society. The aims of the Philosophical Society are “to promote research in all branches of science and to encourage the communication of the results of scientific research.” It involves three-year funding across a wide range of fields.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Clinical Sciences

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

Three years.

The Research Fellowship is tenable for three years, with effect from 1 October 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The Fellowship is open to candidates from any university, irrespective of age.
  • The Fellowship is intended for an outstanding researcher who is completing or has recently completed, a  Ph.D. Degree, or an equivalently recognized degree.
  • No candidate should normally have completed in total more than three years of research since the Ph.D. is conferred.
  • Any career breaks or part-time working will be taken into account.
  • The Research Fellow is expected to pursue full-time research-based in Cambridge.
  • There is an obligation to reside in or near Cambridge, for at least two-thirds of each University term, but the Governing Body will normally excuse absences made necessary by the nature of the research undertaken.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

Stipend: The starting stipend for the Henslow Research Fellow with a Ph.D. will be set at not less than £22,464.32, subject to an annual cost-of-living uplift and to annual increments.

The third-year stipend would be £24,144.56. The stipend will be subject to a 10% reduction until the appointee’s Ph.D. is conferred.
Meals:  Seven meals each week.
A research allowance: up to £1,000 a year will be available to reimburse receipted travel and research expenses.
Accommodation: It may be possible to provide limited rented accommodation for up to two years, subject to availability, for which a charge will be made. A non-pensionable additional allowance of £3,000 per annum (subject to annual review) will be paid to any Henslow Research Fellow not a resident in College.

How to Apply

First Step: Start your online application by submitting your personal information.

Second Step: Submit the following documents in pdf form:

  1. Academic record (for Ph.D. only)
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. A summary of research for a non-specialist audience.
  4. In not more than 500 words, the proposed research and the background to it.
  5. An assurance that, where necessary, appropriate research arrangements (for example with a laboratory) have been made.
  6. A list of published or unpublished work that would be available for submission if requested.


  • You will have to supply the names and emails of two referees who will also need to submit a reference online by 10 November 2019.
  • In December 2019 selected candidates will be invited to submit copies of written work.  Candidates may be called for interview at Darwin College or by skype on Tuesday 21 January 2020.

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