UCL Quantum Science and Technology Institute


UCLQ Fellowships

12 May 2014

The UCL Quantum Science and Technology Institute (UCLQ) welcomes proposals from early career researchers to support research projects in quantum science and technology at UCL (there is no nationality restriction, and applications from candidate currently based outside UCL are encouraged) . The aim of this call is help recent graduates develop an independent research career within the remit of the Institute.

Who can apply?

Applicants should have no more than 2 years postdoctoral experience at the time of application, though exceptions might be considered on a case-by-case basis. There are no nationality restrictions, though applicants are expected to undertake their research at UCL.

Areas in which the fellowships are available

Applications to this call should fall within one (or more) of the following priority areas:

–          Technology Transfer: Proposals aiming to move quantum science into technology. Proposals within this priority area should focus on the applications of the proposed technology, and could include proof-of-concept or proof-of-market studies.

–          Postdoctoral Mobility: Proposals aiming to increase the exposure of researchers in engineering and computer science to quantum science and technology. Researchers applying under this priority area should have no (or very limited) research experience in quantum science.

–          Doctoral Award: Proposals aiming to support researchers for up to six months after the completion of their PhD. Applicants are expected to have submitted their thesis before the award begins. The academic supervisor for this award must be different from the (primary or secondary) PhD supervisor.

Details of the award

UCLQ Fellowships will offer support for projects lasting 3-6 months. Funds can be used to pay for: researcher salary; travel and subsistence; and/or consumables.  Note that directly allocated costs of the academic supervisor(s) are not allowed, nor are funds for large items of equipment (> £10k).   It is expected that the majority of costs should be for the postdoctoral researcher’s salary.  Funds cannot be used to support conference attendance.

Note that all funds resulting from these awards must be spent by 31 March 2015.  No extensions will be allowed.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted by an academic supervisor (who should be a permanent member of UCL staff) although the postdoctoral researcher should also be named.  Proposals must consist of a completed application form (see below) as well as the CV of the fellowship candidate. The application should be accompanied by a pFACT costing, completed using the “Charities – Direct Costs only” template specifying an end date on or before 31 March 2015.  The start date should be on or after 15 June 2014.

Proposals should be submitted via email to Samantha Gan ( s.gan@ucl.ac.uk ) by 5pm 30thMay 2014. All proposals will be evaluated by a panel comprising academics working in this field. All applicants will be notified of the decision by Friday 13th June.

Further information

For further information, please contact Cat Mora: c.mora@ucl.ac.uk.

UCLQ Fellowships Call – Form