Addison Wheeler Research Fellowship
The Addison Wheeler Fellowship
The University seeks to fill up to 3 Addison Wheeler Fellowships. Outstanding researchers who are in the early stages of expanding their independent research profile may apply for one of these prestigious Fellowships, which carry no commitment to either teaching or administration. The Fellowships are available for up to three years from 01 October 2020.
Addison Wheeler Fellowships are open to researchers in any area of the sciences, social sciences or humanities. It is anticipated that
(a) applicants will be scholars of high calibre, who have completed their PhD at the time of application and are at an early stage in their career;
(b) the research to be undertaken by the Fellow will complement and strengthen the research activities of the School / Department they will join;
(c) the research will address the terms and conditions of the bequest upon which the Fellowships were established, specifically that the work will make a significant contribution to knowledge, enabling us to make better use of our life here on Earth.
There are no residency or nationality restrictions.
Addison Wheeler Fellows will be employed in the University on a non-renewable fixed-term contract. They will be issued with a full employment contract by Durham University, will have full social security coverage, will be eligible to join the University Superannuation Scheme and will have access to the UK health services through National Insurance payments. They will have full access to the University library and IT resources, professional skills training, occupational health services, careers advice and specialist research facilities relevant to their project. Addison Wheeler Fellows will be appointed at a point on the Grade 7 scale appropriate to their experience. Starting salaries will be in the range £33,797- £40,322 p.a.
In addition to salary, Fellows have their agreed research costs met from the Addison Wheeler bequest. These may include library, laboratory and fieldwork costs, reasonable expenses for travel both in the UK and abroad, and conference attendance.