Marshall Sherfield Postdoctoral Research Fellowship In UK, 2015

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The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission is offering one postdoctoral Marshall Sherfield Fellowship in 2015. Fellowship is available for Postdoctoral research study in the field of science and engineering for a period of one to two academic years at a British university or research institute. Fellowship is open for the citizens of the United States of America. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview in Washington DC in December 2014. The Deadline for the 2015 Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Competition is 10 October 2014.. The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission will be offering one post-doctoral Marshall Sherfield Fellowship in 2015. The first such Fellowships were awarded in 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan. The Fellowships, which are funded by the Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Foundation, and administered by the Marshall Commission, enable American scientists or engineers to undertake post-doctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British university or research institute. The Fellowships are named after Sir Roger Makins FRS, later Lord Sherfield (1904-1996), British Ambassador to the United States from 1953 to 1956 and the architect of the Marshall Scholarships programme. He went on to be the Chairman of the Marshall Commission, and of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, and from 1970-1992 was Chancellor of the University of Reading. The aim of the Marshall Sherfield Fellowships is to introduce American scientists and engineers to the cutting edge of UK science and engineering. It is intended that this in turn will build longer-term contacts and international links between the United Kingdom and the United States in key scientific areas. The wider objectives are similar to those of the Marshall Scholarships programme: To enable intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country’s future leaders, to study in the UK, To help fellows gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain, To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science and technology at Britain’s centers of academic excellence, To motivate fellows to act as ambassadors from the USA to the UK and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding, To promote the personal and academic fulfillment of each fellow.. Scholarship will be available for Postdoctoral research level of study.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarships will be awarded in the field of science and engineering.
Who can apply to this scholarship? To qualify candidates should:
· Be citizens of the United States of America normally resident in the USA
· Hold a doctorate in a science or engineering subject by the time they take up their Fellowship
· In appointing Fellows the selectors will look for distinction of intellect and character as evidenced both by their scholastic attainments and by their other activities and achievements. Candidates, who will be expected to pursue high level research during their Fellowship, should demonstrate an outward
· looking disposition, good communications skills and the potential to promote British
· American understanding. Preference will be given to candidates who combine high academic ability with the capacity to play an active part in the life of the United Kingdom University or research institute to which they go, and to those who display a potential to make a significant contribution to their own society. Selectors will also look for strong motivation and seriousness of purpose, including the presentation of a specific and realistic research programme.
· These Fellowships are not available for the study of a higher degree.
Benefits of the scholarship: The total value of a Marshall Sherfield Fellowship will vary a little according to the circumstances of each Fellow. -The emoluments comprise: – a laboratory fee or research support grant fixed according to subject (paid direct to host institution); -approved airfare to the United Kingdom and return on expiry of the Fellowship -a personal maintenance allowance to cover residence and cost of living expenses ? a grant of up to £200 for approved travel in connection with research programme; -payment of necessary daily expenses for travel between place of residence and place of study, provided the distance between the two is reasonable; -Fellows’ emoluments are not subject to UK Income Tax but may be considered taxable income by the US Internal Revenue Service. Award holders and their spouses may be liable for the payment at least in part of any Council Tax levied by the local authority where they live.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Marshall Sherfield Fellowships are tenable from one to two academic years from October 2015 (ie, the beginning of the academic year in the United Kingdom). It is hoped that those selected for a Fellowship will spend not less than nine months in the United Kingdom
Number of scholarships: The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission will be offering up to two post-doctoral Marshall Sherfield Fellowships in 2015. The first such Fellowships were awarded in 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan.

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