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January 8, 2013

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Useful tips on making fellowship applications.

Research Staff Blog

Happy New Year all!

In this final post on applying for Early Career Fellowships, I’m going to cover some of the ‘basics’ of the application process. When I run workshops on applying for Early Career schemes, people tend to roll their eyes and/or emit loud sighs when I get to this bit, but, having seen applications for Manchester’s Simon and Hallsworth Fellowships, I am 100% certain that people still make these ‘obvious’ mistakes. So, without apology, here goes:

Before you start:

  • Check that you are eligible for the scheme that you are planning to apply for. If it says that you have to have been awarded your PhD, don’t apply until that is the case. It doesn’t matter how much of an academic star you are, your application will not make it past an initial sift if you’re simply not eligible. If, however, you have any doubts about whether or…

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