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THE ROYAL SOCIETY

Research Appointments 2001

Applications are invited for about forty-five Royal Society University Research Fellowships (for research in all branches of natural science including agriculture, mathematics, technology, medical and engineering sciences), the Robert and Joan Case Research Fellowship (for brain research in its widest aspects) and the Pickering Research Fellowship (for research in chemistry and horticultural science). All the appointments are tenable in the first instance for five years from 1 October 2001 (or later in the academic year 2001–2). These fellowships provide outstanding scientists, who should have the potential to become leaders in their chosen field, with the opportunity to build an independent research career. The expectation is that research fellows will obtain a permanent university or industrial research post within about six years, although renewal for three years and a further two will be considered if necessary.

Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent research experience. They should be at least twenty-six but ideally not more than forty, and have between two and seven years' postdoctoral experience by 1 October 2001. University Research Fellowships are open only to European Union citizens, but there are no nationality restrictions on applicants for the Case and Pickering Fellowships.

Full information, and application forms, are available from the Society's Web site (http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk), or from the Research Appointments Department, the Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG (fax: 020-7930 2170, e-mail: ukresearch.appointments@royalsoc.ac.uk). The closing date is 12 January 2001, and intending applicants are asked to note that applications cannot be sent electronically—only hard copy applications returned by post will be accepted.

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Olga Kennard Research Fellowship 2001

Applications are invited for the Olga Kennard Research Fellowship for research in crystallography or structural molecular biology. The fellowship is tenable for five years from 1 October 2001 (or later in the academic year 2001–2).

Applicants must be citizens of the EU, Norway, Israel, or Switzerland. There are no UK residency requirements for this appointment. Applicants should have a doctorate or equivalent research experience, and be aged between twenty-six and forty.

This fellowship is designed to be particularly beneficial to women as it includes the possibility of additional funds for family support.

Full information, and application forms, are available from the Society's Web site (http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk), or from the Research Appointments Department, the Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG (fax: 020-7930 2170, e-mail: ukresearch.appointments@royalsoc.ac.uk). The closing date is 12 January 2001, and intending applicants are asked to note that applications cannot be sent electronically—only hard copy applications returned by post will be accepted.

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Royal Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships 2001

The Royal Society invites applications from scientists in any subject including mathematics and engineering, for appointments from 1 October 2001 to seven Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships. The fellowships have been established through the generosity of the Leverhulme Trust to provide opportunities for scientists in mid-career to be relieved of all teaching and administrative duties for a period of between one academic term and one year, to do full-time research. Full information, and application forms, are available from the Research Appointments Department, the Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG (fax: 020-7930 2170). The closing date is 8 December.

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Industry Fellowships 2001

The Royal Society invites applications from scientists in any subject, including mathematics and engineering, for about five appointments available from 1 April 2001 to Industry Fellowships. These appointments are funded by the Society, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, and Rolls-Royce PLC.

Applicants can be of any nationality and should be at mid-career stage. They should hold a doctorate or be of equivalent standing in their profession, and should hold either a substantive academic post in an institute of higher education in the UK, or be employed as a scientist, mathematician, or engineer in industry, an industrial research organisation, or a nationalised industry in the UK. Full information, and application forms, are available from the Society's Web site (http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk), or from the Research Appointments Department, the Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG (fax: 020-7930 2170, e-mail: ukresearch.appointments@royalsoc.ac.uk). The closing date is 1 December.

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