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Glasstone Research Fellowships in Science were set up to encourage scientists at an early stage of their career to follow their research interests at Oxford.

The prestigious Glasstone Research Fellowships in Science were set up to encourage scientists at an early stage of their career to follow their research interests at Oxford, one of the world’s leading science universities. The fellowships provide an exciting opportunity to conduct an original programme of research and to gain some experience of teaching. The fellowships are supported by a bequest made in 1971 by Professor Samuel Glasstone, and are awarded in memory of Professor Glasstone, a physical chemist, and his first wife, Violette, a Botany graduate and alumna of St Hilda's College. The first Glasstone Fellowships were awarded in 1990, and a list of fellows can be found here.

Glasstone Fellowships run for three years (subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period), and include contribution to the costs of conference attendance or fieldwork etc. and a research support grant payable to the host department.

Under the terms of the bequest, Glasstone Research Fellowships can be held at the University of Oxford at the departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Materials, Mathematics, Physics, Plant Sciences and Statistics. The Medical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Zoology and Biochemistry (unless related to Plant Sciences) are outside the scope of the fellowship scheme. Interdisciplinary research is very welcome, but the main research approach should fall within the scope of work of one or more of the eligible departments above.

The first Glasstone Fellowships were awarded in 1990, and a list of fellows can be found here.

Glasstone Fellowship applications open each Autumn, usually between early September and mid-October, and fellowships normally start from 1 October of the following year. When an advertisement is open, more detail about the fellowships and about how to apply can be found on the university's jobs portal  www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/.