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S.A. Cook Research Bye-Fellowship

  • 07 February 2017

Under the will of the late S.A. Cook, Fellow of Gonville & Caius College, applications are invited for a Bye-Fellowship for research in one of the following fields:

  • Biblical Studies, including Rabbinics and Patristics
  • The comparative study of religion
  • Ancient Eastern languages and literature

This one year Bye-Fellowship is open to university graduates, including those who would be in Cambridge on leave or on secondment from University posts in or outside the UK.  It is tenable from 1 January 2018, or such other date as may be agreed.  The College does not undertake to make any appointment.

A Bye-Fellowship is a temporary and non-statutory appointment for the purpose of carrying out some specific research project, free of other commitments.  The holder is not permitted to undertake paid work or to accept any additional appointment or award without the consent of the College.  Permission is usually given for a limited amount of paid College teaching, and for occasional lecturing and examining.  Where appropriate pension contributions will also be made.

The funds available will be of the order of £20,000.  Ten free meals per week in College will also be provided and, accommodation may be available.  The Bye-Fellow is expected to reside in Cambridge, but outside research trips may be permitted.  The funds may be used to supplement an existing salary, or as a research grant.  

To apply please send to the Master’s Secretary, to arrive not later than Tuesday 25th April 2017:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae
  2. The contact details of three academic referees
  3. A covering letter indicating:
    • Education, qualifications and a list of publications
    • Appointment and awards held
    • Stipend or other financial assistance receivable after 1 January 2018
    • Any appointments or awards applied for and not yet decided
    • Subject of proposed research and outline of programme
    • Any plans for travel or publications, with estimated cost
    • Any other evidence that the candidate may wish to submit
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