The Third Sector Research Centre Fellowships, UK

Deadline: no deadline
Open to: academic researchers, third sector practicioners, policy makers
Remuneration: Research Fellowships are not remunerated positions, although there may be occasions where funded research activity developed and delivered collaboratively with fellows includes fully costed inputs to this work, the Centre is able to provide accommodation at Birmingham or Southampton

Description

The Third Sector Research Centre TSRC is working to develop knowledge and understanding of the third sector through robust research that can inform policy and practice.

TSRC is keen to provide opportunities for active researchers to establish a collaborative relationship with the Centre through our fellowship programme. The aim of the fellowship programme is to provide formal status as a TSRC Research Fellow and a link to  the researchers and other academics working in the Centre.

Types of Fellowships:

TSRC Honorary Fellowships
These are primarily intended for academics working in other UK Higher Education Institutions (HEI) whose research fields include third sector studies and who wish to have a collaborative relationship with TSRC.

TSRC Associate Fellowships
These are primarily intended for independent researchers (including retired academics) who are working on third sector studies and wish to work collaboratively with TSRC.

TSRC Visiting Fellowships
These are primarily intended for overseas academic researchers who wish to use TSRC as a base for research activity whilst visiting the UK. The TSRC base could be virtual or physical, and could operate alongside fellowships in other research centres or universities.

TSRC Practice Fellowships
These are primarily intended for third sector practitioners or policy makers who wish to spend a period of time engaged in research activity within TSRC. The TSRC base for this could be virtual or physical, and could be full or part time. There may be opportunities to bid for funding to support such fellowships through third sector placements schemes offered by ESRC or other funders.

Benefits

Research Fellows may benefit from collaboration with TSRC in one or more of a number of ways:

  • shared debate and discussion of mutual research interests
  • advice and support from TSRC staff on research development
  • access to TSRC communication and dissemination facilities (including TSRC Website) to release research findings
  • access to TSRC research data, where appropriate
  • joint research activity with TSRC staff
  • joint publication with TSRC staff
  • collaboration with TSRC staff in bidding for and delivering externally funded research activity

Research Fellowships are not remunerated positions, although there may be occasions where funded research activity developed and delivered collaboratively with fellows includes fully costed inputs to this work. It is anticipated that most fellowship relations will be virtual, with fellows collaborating through shared communication, research activity, writing and dissemination. However, the Centre is able to provide some ‘hotdesk’ accommodation at Birmingham or Southampton, in particular for Visiting or Practice Fellows.

How to apply?

  1. Those wishing to be considered for a fellowship should complete the application form and send this together with a copy of their CV to Rebecca Berridge, TSRC Secretary, at the University of Birmingham ([email protected]).
  2. Applications will be assessed on academic grounds, based on the objectives, expectations and outcomes identified in the application, and relevance to TSRC’s programme of research.

You can check details and download an application form on the official website

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