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Lord Kelvin / Adam Smith (LKAS) Fully Funded Fellowships 2019 (U. of Glasgow)

Deadline: 26 April 2019

Universidad de Glasgow

The University of Glasgow Lord Kelvin / Adam Smith (LKAS) Fully Funded Fellowships scheme includes salary and research costs, and offers the opportunity to establish and develop an independent research career.

Fellowships available

Lord Kelvin / Adam Smith Research Fellow in the Future of Scots

For scholars working on minority languages who are well placed to apply their findings in the context of the Scots language to address the linguistic status, acquisition and corpus planning for Scots, as well as issues faced by Scots-speaking communities, such as the perception of self and one’s place in society.

Lord Kelvin / Adam Smith Research Fellowship in Celtic Onomastics

Intended to deepen and extend the University's research strength and income in the place-names of Scotland within Celtic and Gaelic in the School of Humanities.

Lord Kelvin / Adam Smith Fellowships in Data Science

The College of Science & Engineering is seeking to appoint a number of LKAS Research Fellows in the field of Data Science. The successful applicants will undertake research in fundamental Data Science and/or novel applications of Data Science. This research may be interdisciplinary in nature, should be centred within Science and Engineering (including Computing Science, Mathematics & Statistics, Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, Chemistry, Geographical & Earth Sciences) and should build on the existing research strengths at U. of Glasgow.

Lord Kelvin / Adam Smith Fellowships in Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

The College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences (MVLS) is investing in up to seven Research Fellowships aligned thematically within the areas of research excellence prioritised in these Research Institutes at U. of Glasgow: Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine;    Institute of Cancer Sciences; Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences; Institute of Health & Wellbeing; Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation; Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology; and Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology.

Applications are also welcome from those who are interested in pursuing cross-disciplinary research, for example in precision medicine with a focus on chronic diseases and multimorbidity and including the application of machine learning and AI; structural biology to investigate mechanisms of disease; or application of machine learning and AI across the broader areas of life sciences.


  • Each Fully Funded Fellowship will run for five years and will cover salary costs on Grade 7 or 8 (£33,943 – £48,327). In addition to the salary funding, an allowance for research costs will be made at a rate of £10,000 per annum for each year of the fellowship for laboratory-based research and £5,000 per annum for each year for non-laboratory-based research.
  • Progression to Years 4 and 5 will be dependent on a robust performance assessment at the end of Year 3; in addition to meeting agreed objectives, Fellows will be expected to obtain research funding in line with an agreed, discipline-relevant target.
  • Fellows will be appointed a mentor and will be entitled to participate in any of the training programmes and courses offered by the School/Institute, College or University.
  • To support development, Fellows will set annual SMART objectives with their line managers.
  • Prior to the end of the Fellowship, Fellows will meet with their line managers to discuss possible opportunities for continuing posts.


  • Applicants must have at least 2 years' experience at postdoctoral level and should be between 2 and 7 years post-PhD. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate an outstanding capacity for innovative research and have a strong publications record (specifically, to have identified 4* outputs post-2013 [see page 84]).
  • Career breaks due to maternity, paternity or adoption leave, illness or other exceptional circumstances will be considered.
  • The University of Glasgow welcomes those returning to work after a period of absence or those who require a flexible working pattern..
  • All applicants will be judged against equivalent quality thresholds, with a focus on contribution to future REF exercises at the 4* quality level [see page 84].
  • In specific circumstances, previous holders of LKAS Fellowships will be eligible for Fully Funded Fellowships.

Deadline: 26 April 2019

[Boletín SIUN 433, 11/12 de abril de 2019]

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