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Research Fellowships

Each year the College normally advertises competitions for stipendiary and non-stipendiary Research Fellowships, often for applicants in a number of specified subject areas. From time to time, the College also advertises a competition for a fixed-term Research Fellowship in a single specified subject area, with particular teaching duties attached. The College is currently advertising for a Parker Library Early-Career Research Fellowship, details are avaliable at

A Research Fellowship provides recent PhD graduates an opportunity to spend time in Cambridge undertaking post-doctoral research or scholarly work at an early stage of an academic career.  Research Fellows are all full members of the University and are attached to the Faculty or Department in the University relevant to their particular subject.

A Research Fellow’s responsibility is to engage full-time in research. Like all Fellows, Research Fellows are welcome and encouraged to participate fully in the life and activities of the College. Most Research Fellows are not required to contribute to teaching, but a Fellow who wishes to do so may undertake, for extra payment, limited teaching within the College and University.

A Research Fellow enjoys all the other privileges of a Fellow, including generous allowances for accommodation. They are also entitled to free meals at the High Table, access to funds for the support of research and attendance at conferences, and use of all the College’s facilities.

Similar fellowships are offered by different Cambridge colleges in different subjects, therefore as a Research Fellow at Corpus you will be joining a large community of postdoctoral researchers from across the university.