MARCH Career re-entry fellowship: applications now open

Career re-entry fellowships

Deadline for Applications by 1 September 2016

The Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH) Centre is awarding one career re-entry fellowship to academic staff returning to academia.

One fellowship, worth £30,000 is available and will act as bridging funding to an academic staff member returning to the School following a period of absence such as maternity leave, caring responsibilities or a career break. The funding will help staff re-establish funding, research and networks following an absence and is intended to help staff progress in their academic career.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Academic staff members who are returning or have recently returned to the School following a career break. The applicant should have a clear plan for ongoing research at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
  • The applicant should have returned to the School within the last three months or plan to return within the next three months of the application deadline. The successful recipient should plan to use the funding in the period from October 2016 until October 2017.
  • The applicant must be a member of the MARCH centre and show a strong track record (commensurate with stage of career) of research in an area relating to a) gender-based violence and/or b) adolescent health in South East Asia and/or East Asia.
  • Preference will be given to those who previously or currently hold the position of Research Assistant, Research Fellow, Assistant Professor (formerly Lecturer) or Associate Professor (formerly Senior Lecturer).

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Application Process

Applications should be submitted by emailing by 1 September 2016 and should include the information below.

  1. Name, Department, Title.
  2. Description of break in employment, including duration and reason (50 words).
  3. Are you a current staff member or planning to return to the School?
  4. How does your research relate to a) gender-based violence and/or b) adolescent health in South East Asia and/or East Asia? (100 word max).
  5. Research restart plan – how will you use the £30,000? (100 word max) (Note that the funding is flexible and may be spent on salary, for example, while writing a grant application or to generate preliminary data in support of a funding application).
  6. Supporting statement/s from senior colleague familiar with the applicant’s work.
  7. CV containing top 5 publications (with short statement outlining significance and contribution of applicant).

The fellowship has been made possible by a generous donation by The Millby Foundation, a private charitable foundation. Recipients will be required to submit a short written report to the donor, 12 months after the receipt of the fellowship and may be invited to meet with the donor.

If you have any questions regarding the fellowship or the criteria for applying, please contact Joy Lawn or Aoife Jones.