The timeline at the bottom of this page outlines the key dates during the application process.
Before Preparing your Application
You should watch the information video to satisfy yourself of your eligibility for a Skills Development Fellowship and that Exeter offers the right environment for you. Following this you should contact a member of our Host Leadership Team and potential sponsors to discuss your application.
For further information, join our webinar at 11:15 on Wednesday 1 August 2018. The session will present information on the Skills Development Fellowships and the application process. Exeter academics will talk about their research areas of interest, and the skills training areas, and we will close with a ‘Questions and Answers’ session. Email Sarah Purcell to register and we will share the webinar link with you two days prior.
Skills Development Fellowship applications are to be submitted through the University of Exeter’s online application system. (Please click the ‘apply online’ button at the bottom of the advert).
In addition to completing the online application form, all applicants are required to upload the following supporting documents as a single pdf:
- A cover letter
- A full CV
- A 5-page research proposal and skills development plan that describes your research project, your perceived training needs, career intentions and who your project sponsors will be. Please complete the Research Proposal and Skills Development Plan Template for this part of your application. You may find our Example Skills Development Training Plan helpful when completing the skills development section.
More information about writing your research proposal and skills development plan can be found on our Fellowship Guidance page.
Your application will be reviewed by the Host Leadership Team, who will also obtain confirmation from your project sponsors that they are happy to support the project. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit Exeter to meet colleagues and undertake a formal interview. The interview will consist of a 5 minute 3-slide presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions from the panel.
The successful candidate will meet with their sponsors on a mutually agreeable date after the interviews to finalise their research/training plan and costings. A start date for the fellowship, which must fall before March 2019, will also be agreed.