Early Career Opportunities

Research undertaken at Oxford University Museum of Natural History is highly diverse, ranging across palaeobiology, zoology and geosciences, to heritage, culture and society. We welcome approaches from postdoctoral researchers carrying out collections-based research in these areas who are interested in holding externally funded fellowships in the Museum.

We are happy to provide advice and support to applicants for independent research fellowships, including:

•    1851 Research Fellowships
•    BBSRC David Phillips Fellowships
•    BBSRC Discovery Fellowships
•    British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships
•    Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships
•    Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships
•    Marie Curie Individual Fellowships
•    Newton International Fellowships
•    NERC Independent Research Fellowships
•    Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship
•    Royal Society University Research Fellowships
•    Wellcome Trust Fellowships

If you are interested in applying for funding to work at the Museum, please contact: research@oum.ox.ac.uk

We encourage applications from early career researchers who are interested in submitting an application to Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowship scheme with the Museum; the next Leverhulme Trust deadline is February 2020. The Leverhulme Trust contributes 50% of each Fellow’s total salary costs so we will need to apply for internal funding in October 2019 to provide the other 50%. In order to have enough time to work with potential candidates on securing internal funding we request that they send us a one-page summary of their planned research, including details of how they will make use of collections and other facilities at the Museum together with a CV with up to five best publications highlighted, by 30th June 2019

For applications for all other funding schemes, a summary research proposal and CV should be provided at least four months in advance of the scheme submission deadline.

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