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FAQs

Full details about WIRL-COFUND Fellowships can be found in the Guidance for Applicants (PDF Document)

Q: Am I eligible to apply?

A: If you have not lived or carried out your main activity (work/study etc.)in the UK for more than 12 months in the three years before 7th May 2018 then you are eligible to apply to the 2017 call for WIRL-COFUND Fellowships.

In addition, applicants must be an Experienced Researcher (i.e have a Doctorate or four years equivalent research experience). PhD students must have successfully passed their thesis defence (viva exam) by 7th May 2018 to be considered for this round of applications.

Q: How many Fellowships are available?

A: In the 2017 call there are eight positions available, to start in September 2018

Q: What documents do I need to supply?

A: Through the University of Warwick online application system you will need to supply all requested sections, a supporting document (using the Supporting Document Template) and a 2 page CV.

Q: What is the EU definition of an Experienced Researcher

A: An Experienced Researcher is defined as a researcher having at least four years of research experience (full-time equivalent) since gaining a university diploma giving them access to doctoral studies, in the country in which the degree/diploma was obtained or researchers already in possession of a doctoral degree, regardless of the time taken to acquire it.

Q: What subject can my research project investigate?

A: We welcome applications from scholars of any subject that is studies at Warwick. However,projects must show a link to one or more of Warwick's Global Research Priorities, and be supported by the research strengths of Warwick's departments or research centres.

Q: When will my fellowship start?

A: Fellows who apply to this call for applications will start their fellowships in September 2018.

Q: Who will be my mentor?

A: Your mentor will be an established academic at Warwick, who's research interests align with your own. Applicants are strongly advised to make contact with a potential academic mentor at Warwick before submitting the application to ensure they are happy to support your research and your application.

Q: What is the role of the mentor?

A: academic mentor, specifically chosen to align with their research activity and appropriate GRP(s). The research mentor will be sought from mid/senior members of the academic community with suitable research leadership experience and an active research portfolio. The research mentor will play a key role in both assisting the WIRL-COFUND fellow in identifying their research development needs as well as implementing strategies to address these needs. The mentor will help the fellow to integrate into departmental activities, such as contributing to seminar series, participating in staff meetings and liaising with the Head of Department / Head of Research / Head of Teaching as appropriate to coordinate teaching/supervision activities for the fellow if beneficial or necessary for the enhancement of their CV. The academic mentor will also be responsible for ensuring the fellow is given visibility within the GRP to contribute to running various engagement activities such as seminar series, workshops and conferences.