The Hillary Rodham Clinton Early Career Fellowship


Hillary Rodham Clinton Early Career Fellowship

To mark the award of the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws to Hillary Rodham Clinton the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is inviting applications from outstanding early-career scholars for a 36-month Early Career Fellowship. 

Applications for this award will be opened in November 2018 and full details of the candidate profile and selection timeline will be published on this page.

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The Award

Reflecting Secretary Clinton’s interested and career the Fellowship is open to outstanding early career researchers in the following broad areas: conflict transformation; global security and borders; human rights including women’s rights and children’s rights; international law; international politics; international relations; women in politics.

One Fellowship is available to begin in academic year 2019-20. The award is to enable the award holder to pursue an independent research project towards the completion of a significant piece or pieces of publishable research and a public lecture relevant to the research undertaken.

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Further information

Terms and Conditions

Applicants must be within three years of the award of a doctorate (this means being fully awarded between 1 April 2016 and 1 April 2019). (Applicants awarded a PhD before 1 April 2016 may apply given extenuating circumstances, for example illness or caring duties.) Those who hold or have held a permanent academic position are ineligible to apply.

The award is available on a full-time basis for a fixed-term of three years. Requests to hold the award part-time over a proportionately longer period for health-related reasons, disability or childcare commitments will be considered. 

The award holder must be based at Queen’s University Belfast and commit to playing a full role in the research culture of the relevant School or GRI – probably in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics or in the School of Law.

The award will cover the salary of the fellow – at a fixed starting point of £36261 and a maximum of £4000 research expenses.

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