University of Glasgow announces research fellowship recruitment drive

Issued: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:15:00 BST

The University of Glasgow has announced a new drive to encourage world-class researchers to bring their work to the city.

More than £10m of new fellowship packages are being unveiled today (Thursday 29 March) to strengthen the University’s already world-class research base. Applications are welcome from suitable candidates from any research discipline.

The University will make 36 new Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellowships available. The initial round of Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellowships in 2006 were awarded to nine leading scholars including Professor Colin Berry, now Chair in Cardiology at the University.

In addition to an open competition, there are also fellowships available in the areas of Cultural Industries and Cultural Policy; Digital Economy and Culture; Music as a Cultural Practice; Religious Studies (Islam); Sensors and Sensor Systems; Social Sciences and Synthetic Biology.

The new Leadership Fellows programme, also being launched today, aims to attract up to 30 promising young researchers to choose the University as a host for their externally-funded fellowships. The programme will offer flexible incentive packages which will be tailored to the individual requirements of fellows.

Successful applicants to both programmes will benefit from a peer group mentorship programme, the opportunity for an additional year of funding, and the chance to transfer to an open-ended lecturing contract at the end of their fellowship.

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of University of Glasgow, said: “The University of Glasgow is ranked among the world’s best research universities. We’re proud to be making a £10m investment to encourage outstanding academics to make Glasgow their home.

“We’re confident that the new fellowships will attract talented individuals from around the world and we’re looking forward to strengthening our research portfolio.”

For more information on the Leadership Fellow positions, visit For details on the Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellowships visit


 For more information contact Ross Barker in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 8593 or email

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