Research Fellowship at the Queen’s University, Belfast

Deadline: 12 November, 2012
Open to:  PhD graduate in an area of research related to the study of conflict transformation and social justice, with at least three years relevant research experience
Fellowship: £30,122 – £39,257 per annum (including contribution points)


Queen’s University Belfast is currently setting up a new interdisciplinary Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice under the Directorship of Professor Hastings Donnan. Four three-year Research Fellowships are being offered.

The Institute has been set up to enhance the contribution which researchers in Humanities and Social Science have made to the study of conflict transformation and social justice and to develop the social, political or economic relevance and impact of that research.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to be an active member of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, assisting in the development of research proposals and the planning and delivery of a specific programme of research activity within the Institute.

The Fellows appointed to the Institute will already have a strong research and publication record in the broad field of conflict transformation and social justice in ways that augment, complement or extend research presently being carried out at Queen’s. They will be able to demonstrate why their research is important and relevant to current national and international debates in conflict studies and how it might contribute to emerging RCUK, EU and ERC funding themes.

Eligibility criteria

  • Completed PhD in an area of research related to the study of conflict transformation and social justice.
  • At least three years relevant research experience, including PhD work, with excellent publication record commensurate with stage of career to allow for a high quality REF return in an appropriate Unit of Assessment.
  • A viable proposal that addresses a clear research question, with a timetable for completion including clear milestones and measurable outputs.
  • Ability to develop high quality research programmes relevant to the strategy and goals of the Institute.
  • Evidence of capacity to engage productively in research that engages with RCUK or ERC priority themes.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge and training and of research methods and techniques to work within an interdisciplinary research setting.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
  • Ability to build contacts and participate in internal and external networks with relevant stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable intellectual ability.
  • Ability to assess and organise resources.


£30,122 – £39,257 per annum (including contribution points)

How to apply?

You can apply online

Applicants should submit a full CV with a letter of application that sets out in detail the proposed research questions that are to be addressed during the three-year period of the Fellowship, including a realistic timetable with clear milestones and measureable outputs.

The deadline is Monday, 12 November 2012.

For further information, please contact: Professor Hastings Donnan, email, tel 028 9097 3878

Detailed fellowship description you can be found here 

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