Beginning in 2011 we have now appointed three cohorts of outstanding researchers to our Birmingham Fellows (Research) programme. Birmingham Fellows have been appointed to permanent academic posts, and have five years with protected time for high-quality research. This will allow these outstanding, high potential, early career researchers to establish themselves as rounded academics who will go on to make a full and excellent contribution to research, teaching and academic citizenship.
Although research-focused, Fellows have been appointed to research and teaching contracts, reflecting our commitment to teaching as an integral part of an academic career. At the start of the Fellowship period, the emphasis is on consolidating an already-outstanding research trajectory. However, Birmingham Fellows will also develop their teaching experience, including PhD supervision, increasing up to a normal load in their discipline by the fifth year of their Fellowship. Fellows will not be expected to contribute substantively to academic administration during the term of their Fellowship.
Fellows have received a start-up package to support the development of their research, an academic mentor, and development support in both research and teaching. Fellows will be part of the Birmingham Fellows cohort, which will provide them a University-wide network and an additional source of support and mentoring.
Applications have now closed for the 2013 round of Birmingham Fellows (Research).
We still welcome applications from candidates who have fully funded RCUK or equivalent fellowships. Candidates who have such fellowships and are interested in applying for a Birmingham Fellowship should contact us directly on the email address below.
University of Birmingham