Welcome to new Fellows
15 November 2011
Imperial has welcomed the third cohort of Fellows to its Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) scheme, bringing the total number of researchers supported by the scheme to almost 60. Fellows receive a competitive salary for three years, and the freedom to focus on their research, with no obligatory teaching or administration.
Speaking at the development day dinner for new Fellows on 24 October, champion of the scheme Professor Maggie Dallman said: “Many senior people at College, including myself, were lucky to start our careers with a Fellowship that gave us time to make the leap from postdoc to lecturer. I am delighted that the College’s scheme has attracted yet another round of exceptional new Fellows, and I look forward to watching your progress towards becoming the professors of tomorrow”.
Fellows from the first cohort have won significant research grants, published widely in high-impact journals, and received international awards, such as the Royal Astronomical Society’s award for the UK post-doc whose career has shown most promise, which went to Dr Sugata Kaviraj (Physics). Several JRFs have secured lectureships at Imperial and other universities. The College has renewed its investment in the scheme and will be making offers to a fourth cohort in spring 2012.
— Natasha Martineau, Communications and Development