Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a query about your application, please check this page first as we will list answers to the most common questions.
Closing date for applications: 15th October 2020
If you have omitted something or made a mistake with your application , it may be that our HR Systems team can 'unsubmit' your application and allow you to make any amendments yourself. You can contact the HR Systems team via the link below. Please remember to quote the vacancy reference number you applied for and your applicant number.
Chancellor's Fellowships are very popular roles and we receive a large amount of queries every day so, wherever possible, check your application thoroughly and don't leave your submission until the last day.
A two-page outline of your proposed research programme, including: a research plan which particularly concentrates on for the first 2 to 3 years and highlights particularly novelty and uniqueness; details of any planned activities to maximise collaboration, partnership and knowledge exchange; where relevant, identification of any alignment to School, College and/or University research strategies; fit to applicant track record (skills, experience and outputs).
No. Applicants are required to provide only the name and contact details of their referees when applying. Letters of reference do not need to be submitted before the vacancy closing date. The University of Edinburgh will contact referees and provide all the information required to submit references at shortlist stage.
Please note that the personal statement and the two-page outline of your proposed research programme are two separate documents.
The personal/supporting statement is the cover letter of your application and when applying online you can either type it in the box available on our application system or upload it to the system as an attachment in the 'Applicant Document' section. The research proposal is your suggested research programme outline.
We strongly encourage applicants to submit a personal statement which is the same as a cover letter. It is advised to keep it short and succinct. Please note, if you type your supporting statement directly into the box on the online system, the length is limited to 2000 characters.
A rule has not been set in respect of the exact number of years after PhD completion you can apply. If you believe you meet the essential criteria you are welcome to apply.
The online system allows you to submit additional documents with your application. Our advice is to keep your additional documents to a minimum.
These roles are for current University of Edinburgh employees only. You are eligible to apply if you are still an employee of the Univeristy on the closing date of 15th October 2020.
No. Please submit one application only but note potential fit with another College in your personal statement.
We are mindful that Covid-19 may have had an impact on an individual’s research. If you feel this is relevant, please feel free to outline this in your application.
Multiple documents such as your CV and Research Proposal can be uploaded into the Upload Documents section if the Application Form.