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This scheme is for academics in the UK researching physics and mathematics education who are at an early stage of their career and have the potential to become leaders in their field.
The scheme provides outstanding educationists with the opportunity to build an independent research career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. It is also open to University Research Fellows and Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows whose work is relevant to the teaching of STEM subjects.
The ultimate aim of this scheme is to develop and support robust, evidence-based research which can inform national education policy and practice. Candidates will be appointed based on individual excellence and the relevance of their research work to both policy and practice. It is expected that successful applicants will be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships.
The scheme is supported by The Ogden Trust and The Company of Actuaries Charitable Trust.
The current round covers physics education for pupils aged 5-19.The applicant must:
The European Economic Area (EEA) consists of the European Union (including the UK) plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.
Applicants should ensure that they meet all the eligibility requirements, which are explained in the scheme notes (PDF).
Fellowships will cover salary and research expenses for up to two years. In addition, each fellowship offers:
Applications are initially reviewed by members of Education Research Fellowship panel who have the most appropriate expertise.
The shortlisted proposals are reviewed by two independent referees suggested by the panel members. The final decision is made by the selection panel.
This scheme is currently closed to applications.
To apply for this scheme:
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Education Research FellowshipFor academics in the UK researching physics and mathematics education who are at an early stage of their career and have the potential to become leaders in their field.
We also run the Partnership Grants scheme, which provides funding for schools to work in partnership with scientists and engineers.
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