There are no current calls open for RIFP Fellowships. This page will be updated when another call is being planned.
Huihui Sun (Queen Mary University of London) preparing for an experiment using Surf at ISIS.
If you would like to apply for a RIFP Fellowship, you should follow the steps below to make sure you are eligible to apply, to learn the benefits and conditions of the Fellowship, to understand how to create your project and to access the necessary forms and documents for submission.
If you have any questions regarding the application process please have a look at our FAQ page and, if you still have questions, follow the links on the RIFP Management and Contacts page to contact the scheme managers directly.
Applicants must meet eligibility criteria as set out within the COFUND scheme by the European Commission. These conditions are designed to encourage the mobility of fellows between countries.
Applicants should consider the benefits to them of a fellowship and the conditions of a fellowship, to help decide whether to apply. Please read the Benefits and Conditions page to learn about these.
Applicants need to create a suitable project which could be performed within an STFC department or Diamond. Please see the List of Departments page which gives an overview of the research areas available under the programme and the location where research can be carried out (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Daresbury Laboratoy, UKATC in Edinburgh or Chilbolton Observatory). It is essential that you contact the department(s) you are interested prior to developing your project.
Projects should be described within no more than three pages, using the project description template.
Supervisor: The research project will be created by the applicant. Applicants will need to have discussed their proposed project with an STFC or Diamond staff member who is willing to act as a supervisor for the applicant during their Fellowship. A statement is required from the staff member to say that they are willing to supervise the Fellow (please use the template provided).
Ethical scrutiny: Projects will be subject to ethical scrutiny, and applicants will need to provide a completed ethical issues form with their application. Horizon 2020 has specific considerations regarding ethics which will govern the ethical scrutiny of projects. Specifically, projects must have an exclusive focus on civil applications; and projects aimed at human cloning for reproductive purposes, or those intended to modify the genetic heritage of human beings which could make such changes heritable, or those intended to create human embryos solely for the purpose of research or stem cell procurement, cannot be supported under Horizon 2020 rules.
Applicants should refer to the Review and Selection page for details of the selection process and criteria.
You should submit a curriculum vitae (CV) with your application detailing your education, previous employment and other relevant experience. This should be no more than two sides in length. You should provide the names and affiliations of two referees within your CV.
You should submit a list of your academic publications (most recent firsts) – there is no length limit to this document.
The full list of documents required for an application is given below.
Applications which are not submitted on the templates provided, do not adhere to the prescribed page limits, or are otherwise incomplete will be rejected. Applications from candidates deemed to not meet the eligibility criteria set out in Step 1 will also be rejected.
Please use a filename for each document which is composed of: FamilyName_FirstName_xxxx where xxxx identifies what the document is, as given below. Documents should be in Microsoft Word of PDF format.
|Document||Template (if required)||Identifier for filename|
|Research project summary||RIFPForm_Project||project|
|Ethical issues form||RIFPForm_Ethical||ethical|
Your completed application, consisting of the documents listed above, should be emailed by 23:00hrs UK time on 29 September 2017 to RIFP@stfc.ac.uk using the following subject line: FamilyName FirstName RIFP Application. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application within 3 working days – please contact the programme administrator if you do not receive this.
The full process for review and selection of applications is given on the Review and Selection page. This page also describes the appeal process which may be used by unsuccessful candidates.