Newman Fellowships

Since 1989, leading Irish and multinational corporations, semi-state bodies, voluntary organisations and individuals have sponsored high-calibre, post-doctoral research across the humanities and sciences through the UCD Newman Fellowship Programme.

Each Fellowship offers financial support for a period of two years, allowing the Fellow the freedom to pursue their particular area of research. Working alongside their academic mentors, the Fellows contribute greatly to the academic research agenda of their particular discipline and to university life in general.

See here for further information and see below for current Newman Fellowship opportunities. 

As part of its programme to provide postdoctoral research opportunities for scholars of proven academic excellence, University College Dublin is pleased to announce the Pfizer Newman Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The Fellowship is established at the UCD School of Medicine at UCD and the Centre for Colorectal Disease, St Vincent’s University Hospital, with support from Pfizer. The Centre for Colorectal Disease is actively engaged in clinical and translational research with a focus on understanding which cellular and molecular factors drive disease progression and condition response to treatment in inflammatory bowel disease.

The Pfizer Newman Fellow will be expected to have completed basic specialist training in Medicine and have demonstrated a commitment to the field of Gastroenterology. Candidates may be an SpR or have applied to enter higher specialist training in Gastroenterology. Laboratory experience in techniques such as cell isolation, flow cytometry, and human explant tissue culture is desirable but not essential.

The Fellow will register with the UCD Translational Medicine programme as part of a two-year MD research programme. The Newman Fellowship comes with a generous stipend and is tenable for two years.

How to Apply

The candidate must complete the Newman Fellowship Candidate Form 2020 and provide an updated and detailed CV and send both documents to: graduatestudies@ucd.ie with ‘Pfizer Newman Fellowship in IBD’ in the subject line.

Two nominated referees must separately submit their confidential reports using the Newman Fellowship Referee Form 2020 and send to: graduatestudies@ucd.ie with ‘Candidate Name Report for Pfizer Newman Fellowship in IBD’ in the subject line.

Further Information

Informal enquires regarding this Fellowship may be directed to Dr Glen Doherty at G.Doherty@st-vincents.ie.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 31st August 2020.

As part of its programme to provide postdoctoral research opportunities for scholars of proven academic excellence, University College Dublin is pleased to announce the Janssen Pharmaceuticals Newman Fellowship in Pulmonary Hypertension and Translational Medicine. The appointment of a Newman Fellow in Pulmonary Hypertension and Translational Medicine is established with the generous support of Janssen Pharmaceuticals. The Newman Fellow is expected to contribute to the development and continuation of an active research programme to characterise blood clotting and extracellular vesicles in patients with pulmonary hypertension.

The Fellow will be based in the UCD School of Medicine, the Conway Institute and The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

Applications are invited from candidates who hold a doctoral degree and have experience in research methodology. Applicants should have a strong interest in pulmonary hypertension and associated developments in translational medicine. The successful applicant will have already published in high impact journals and will show an interest in addressing important clinical issues using research methodology.

The Newman Fellowship comes with a generous stipend and is tenable for two years.

How to Apply:

The candidate must complete the Newman Fellowship Candidate Form 2020 and provide an updated and detailed CV and send both documents to: graduatestudies@ucd.ie with ‘Newman Fellowship in Pulmonary Hypertension and Translational Medicine’ in the subject line.

Two nominated referees must separately submit their confidential reports using the Newman Fellowship Referee Form 2020 and send to: graduatestudies@ucd.ie with ‘Candidate Name Report for Newman Fellowship in Pulmonary Hypertension and Translational Medicine’ in the subject line.

Further Information:

Informal enquiries regarding this Fellowship may be directed to Professor Sean Gaine, UCD School of Medicine (sean.gaine@ucd.ie).

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 31st August 2020.

As part of its programme to provide postdoctoral research opportunities for scholars of proven academic excellence, University College Dublin is pleased to announce the Microsoft Newman Fellowship in Digital Policy. This Newman Fellowship is established with the generous support of Microsoft Ireland. The Newman Fellow will be based in the School of Information and Communication Studies.

The School of Information and Communication Studies ranks #35 globally in the 2020 QS Rankings and is part of the iSchool consortium. Our research covers a wide range of topics from human- computer interaction to data studies, digital media and digital curation to information governance and ethics, generating significant international and interdisciplinary collaboration and funding.

This project is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with experience and expertise in digital policy and/or related areas. The project revolves around the following question: How do we begin thinking about developing an approach to digital policy that refuses the bipolarity between stringent regulation that stifles innovation and a free-for-all that affords few if any protections to end users? To this end, the project will advance the development of the field of digital policy in Europe and in Ireland by developing a three-pronged approach: mapping the terrain, identifying omissions and priorities, and suggesting approaches.

Applications
Applications are invited from candidates who hold a doctoral degree in Information Studies, Law, Political Science, or other relevant disciplines and have experience in associated research methodology and policy analysis. The successful applicant will have published in high impact journals and/or conferences (commensurate with their level of research experience) and will document interest in some aspect of digital policy. Candidates must possess a PhD (or near completion) in a relevant discipline and be able to demonstrate a track record in their career too. We are especially encouraging researchers with a specific focus on climate change, or gender, race, ethnicity, and/or migration in the context of digital policy to apply. Interest/experience in coordinating or organising symposia/speaker series, academic social media, working paper series, and similar outreach events is desirable.
 
The Newman Fellowship comes with a generous tax-free stipend of €35k p.a. and is tenable for two years. Fellows must register as a fulltime student for the duration of the Fellowship term to avail of the tax-free bursary.

How to Apply
The candidate must complete the Newman Fellowship Candidate Form 2020 and provide an updated and
detailed CV and send both documents to: graduatestudies@ucd.ie with ‘Microsoft Newman
Fellowship in Digital Policy’ in the subject line.

Two nominated referees must separately submit their confidential reports using the Newman Fellowship Referee Form 2020 and send to: graduatestudies@ucd.ie with ‘Candidate Name Report for
Newman Fellowship in Digital Policy’ in the subject line.

Further Information
Informal enquires regarding this Fellowship may be directed to Eugenia Siapera (eugenia.siapera@ucd.ie) or Kalpana Shankar (Kalpana.shankar@ucd.ie )
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is July 30th 2020.

The starting date is October 1st or as soon as possible thereafter.