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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Urban Studies Foundation – Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Dear Colleagues,

Urban Studies Foundation – Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Urban Studies Foundation is pleased to announce a major new funding
opportunity for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Details of the
can be found on the attached document and further particulars and the
application form are available on the Foundation's website at Applications should be submitted
electronically to Ruth Harkin at by 14 June 2013.


Urban Studies Foundation*

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Applications are invited for an early career Postdoctoral Research
Fellowship to undertake up to 3 years dedicated Urban Studies research,
following a programme of research designed and executed by the Fellow at
any eligible institution of higher education across the globe. This
programme would be expected to involve original empirical inquiry,
methodological rigour and conceptual innovation, set within a detailed
knowledge of relevant existing research and scholarship. The expectation
is that a Fellow will publish outputs from this research in the
international Urban Studies (and cognate) literature, as well as seeking
additional research grant funding, and taking seriously possibilities for
achieving 'impact' beyond the academy.

Eligibility: Applicants must have obtained a PhD within the preceding 5
years; they must normally be prepared to move from their present place of
academic employment/activity to another one elsewhere1; and they must be
demonstrably involved in Urban Studies research, with a credible programme
of future Urban Studies research and scholarship.

Requirements: Applicants must have developed their application in close
association with a mentor from the potential 'host' institution, and the
application form requires input from the applicant, the mentor and the
host institution.

Terms: The Urban Studies Foundation will undertake to pay an annual award
to the host institution of successful applicants, which should meet both
the salary agreed between the applicant and the host institution and
additional research expenses.

Submission: Completed applications must be submitted electronically to
Ruth Harkin at, no later than 14th June, 2013.
The application must include:

• Completed application form: a WORD version of this application form will
be available on the USF website, containing a number of fields to be
completed by the applicant, by the mentor and by the proposed host
• Outline of proposed programme of Urban Studies research to be undertaken
by the Fellow: the last part of the application form is given over to up
to 5 pages for the applicant to elaborate on their contribution/commitment
to Urban Studies, and to provide details of their proposed research
• 3-page CV listing academic achievements and publications
• Copy of PhD award letter or some equivalent document that can confirm
the veracity and date of the applicant's PhD award
• Two academic references: it will be the responsibility of the applicant
to ensure that their two referees (at least one of whom should have acted
as their PhD supervisor) send their references directly to the above
e-mail addresses by the specified deadline of 14th June, 2013.

Further particulars and the application form are available to download at
the Urban Studies Foundation website at:

1 The one key exception here is that the applicant cannot currently be a
salaried employee of the University of Glasgow or be applying to hold a
Fellowship at the University of Glasgow.

Yours sincerely

Professor Chris Philo
Trustee, Urban Studies Foundation

"Urban Studies Foundation is a registered charity, reference number SC039937"

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