Research Fellowships

Each year, the college holds competitions for Research Fellowships, both Stipendiary and non-Stipendiary. These support gifted young researchers for four years; generally Research Fellows are appointed within two years of the award of a doctorate.

The Fellowships give young researchers an opportunity to establish their career before moving on to become fully independent researchers. Research Fellows have freedom to carry out their chosen research projects within the academic environment of the College and the University departments.

Usually, Research Fellows are appointed by the College Research Committee following interviews in mid-July and mid-January. One Fellow is usually appointed in sciences and one in arts and humanities on each occasion. For July appointments, advertisements will appear in April and May, with closing dates for applications between the end of April and beginning of June. Shortlisted candidates will be informed in mid-June to early July. For January appointments, advertisements will appear in August with closing dates in September. Shortlisted candidates will be informed in the first part of December.

Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Advertisements and further particulars will appear below when competitions are announced.
 

Stipendiary Research Fellowship in the Economics of Inequality (2021–25)

King’s College in partnership with the Faculty of Economics Cambridge, and through the generosity of the SHARE initiative (Supporting Human Achievement through Research based on Egalitarian Principles) is inviting applications for a four-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from those who are completing or have recently completed a doctorate and who intend to pursue a research project on some aspect of the study of issues related to Egalitarian Capitalism. This post-doctoral Fellowship is intended to enable the successful candidate to complete a substantial research project. Possible areas of research include intergenerational wealth transfer; human capital (improving inequality and productivity through education and training); disintermediation; and mass ownership.

For further information and details of how to apply, please click here.

Stipendiary Research Fellowship in the Late Roman and Early Medieval Archaeology of Britain (2021–25)

Following the excavation on its property in Cambridge of a large and rich early medieval burial ground, King’s College Cambridge is inviting applications for a four-year Research Fellowship from those who are completing or have recently completed a doctorate to pursue a research project on some aspect of the study of the material from the excavation in the context of late Roman and early Medieval archaeology of Britain.

For further information and details of how to apply, please click here.

A full list of all of the current Research Fellows at King's and their University contact details.
Fellows at King's carry out a huge variety of research, from investigating the origin of the Universe to uncovering the classical world.

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