Keen to get back into research? Apply for our career re-entry fellowship!

The Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH) Centre is awarding one career re-entry fellowship to a member of staff returning to academia following a period of absence.

The fellowship, worth £30,000, will act as bridge funding to those returning to the School following a period of absence for reasons 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 facilitate academic career progression. It 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

Eligibility Criteria

  • The fellowship is available to academics who are currently employed at the School or who were employed at the School directly before their career break.
  • Applicants should have returned to the School from a period of absence within the last six months or should be planning to return to the School from a period of absence within the next three months.
  • Applicants must be a member of the MARCH Centre and, in line with the donor’s instructions, their research must focus on some aspect of gender violence or adolescents’ health in South-East Asia and/or East Asia. In the absence of such applicants, academics whose research is relevant to the work of the MARCH Centre but not related to the above topics will be considered.
  • In line with the donor’s instructions, preference will be given to applicants returning from maternity leave but, in the absence of such applicants, academics who took a career break for other reasons will be considered
  • Preference will be given to those who previously held or currently hold the position of Research Fellow, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.

Application Process – Please note the deadline has been extended to the 30th April

Applications will be considered by a selection panel which will include the MARCH Centre Director and other Centre members. They should be submitted by email to the March Centre and should include the following information:

  1. Name and Department if currently employed at the School or Department that the applicant was employed at before going on a career break
  2. Duration and reason of career break, including date of return to the School or expected return to the School (50 words max)
  3. Description of research interests and how your research benefits the health of women, children and/or adolescents (100 word max)
  4. Research restart plan, including how you propose to use the funding (300 word max)

The fellowship has been made possible by a generous donation by a charitable foundation. Recipients will be required to submit a short report to the donor, 12 months after the receipt of the fellowship. If you have any questions regarding the fellowship or the criteria for applying, please contact the March Centre