Cook-Crone Research Bye-Fellowship

Cook-Crone Research Bye-Fellowship January 30, 2020

This fellowship opportunity at the University of Cambridge came to my attention via

Gonville & Caius is one of the oldest and largest Colleges of the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1348, it combines the best of Cambridge tradition with twenty-first-century teaching and research.

Caius’ beautiful Old Courts are located right in the heart of Cambridge. The College is home to an academic community of around 780 undergraduate and postgraduate students, together with 110 Fellows and almost 200 staff.

Gonville & Caius College invites applications for research in one of the following fields:

  • Biblical studies, including Rabbinics and Patristics
  • The comparative study of religion
  • Ancient Eastern languages and literature
  • The History and Social Anthropology of Asian Especially Near and Middle Eastern Societies Before the Advent of Industry

The Bye-Fellowship is a limited-term appointment for the purpose of carrying out some specific research project, free of other commitments.  This one-year position is open to established researchers, including those on leave or on secondment from university posts.  The successful candidate will normally have produced significant published work.  Research students who have not been approved for a PhD at the date of application are not eligible. The Bye-Fellowship is tenable from 1 October 2020 (or such other date as may be agreed with the successful candidate).

The post cannot be held in conjunction with any other appointment or award, but a limited amount of paid College teaching, and occasional lecturing and examining are normally allowed.

The Bye-Fellowship comes with a possible stipend of up to £30,000.  Up to ten free meals per week in College will also be provided.  The College offers free or subsidised accommodation (some of it suitable for double occupancy).  The Bye-Fellow is expected to reside in Cambridge, but research trips may be permitted.  The funds may be used to supplement an existing salary, pay pension contributions, or as a research grant.

The final date for applications is 24 February 2020. For full details on the applications process, further particulars of the role, and how to apply, please visit

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