Marshall Sherfield Fellowships
The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission is offering postdoctoral Marshall Sherfield Fellowship for American scientists or engineers in 2017. Fellowship is awarded to undertake postdoctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British university or research institute. The total value of a Marshall Sherfield Fellowship will vary a little according to the circumstances of each Fellow.
Study Subject (s) : Fellowships are awarded in the field of science and engineering.
Course Level : Fellowships are to undertake postdoctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British university or research institute.
Scholarship Provider : Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at : UK
Marshall Sherfield Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Eligibility
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
Scholarship Open for International Students : Applicants will be citizens of the United States of America normally resident in the USA can apply for this scholarship.
Marshall Sherfield Postdoctoral Research Scholarship Description
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.
Number of award (s) :
The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission will be offering up to two postdoctoral Marshall Sherfield Fellowships.
Duration of award (s):
Marshall Sherfield Fellowships are tenable from one to two academic years from October ( 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.
Marshall Sherfield Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Selection Criteria
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.
How to apply for Marshall Sherfield Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Applications must submitted with a completed form and associated documents and be scanned and emailed to m.denyer-at-acu.ac.uk by the deadline of October, 2017 and hard copies must be couriered. If candidates wish to receive acknowledgement of receipt of their completed application, they should include an e-mail address.
The Deadline for the 2017 Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Competition is October, 2017.
Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.