Career Re-entry Fellowship

Career Re-entry Fellowship

Deadline for Applications by 1 December 2016

The Gender, Violence and Health Centre is awarding one career re-entry fellowship to academic staff returning to academia to work on the trafficking and exploitation of women, adolescents and children in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

One fellowship, worth £30,000, is available to serve as bridging funding for an academic staff member returning to the School following a period of absence such as maternity leave, caring responsibilities or a career break. The funding will help staff re-establish funding, research and networks following an absence and is intended to help staff progress in their academic career.

Eligibility criteria

  • Academic staff members who are returning or have recently returned to the School following a career break. The applicant should have a clear plan for ongoing research on exploitation, migration, vulnerability and health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
  • The applicant should have returned to the School within the last three months or plan to return within the next five months of the application deadline. The recipient should plan to use the funding in the period between January 2017 and December 2018 in full or part-time work.
  • The applicant must be associated with the Gender, Violence and Health Centre and show a strong track record (commensurate with stage of career) of research in an area relating to gender-based violence, including human trafficking, exploitation of women and girls and health in South East Asia and/or East Asia.
  • Preference will be given to those who previously or currently hold the position of Research Assistant, Research Fellow, Assistant Professor (formerly Lecturer) or Associate Professor (formerly Senior Lecturer).

Application Process

Applications should be emailed at a word document attachment by 1 December 2016 to Michael Naranjo at Michael.Naranjo@lshtm.ac.uk and include the following information:

  1. Name, Department, Title.
  2. Description of break in employment, including duration and reason (50 words).
  3. Are you a current staff member or planning to return to the School?
  4. Short description of how your proposed work relates to gender-based violence, human trafficking, labour exploitation and women’s, children’s or adolescents; health in South East Asia and/or East Asia. (100 word max).
  5. Research restart plan – how will you use the £30,000? (150 word max) (Note the funding is flexible and may be spent on salary, for example, while writing a grant application or to generate preliminary data in support of a funding application).
  6. Supporting statement/s from senior colleague familiar with the applicant’s work.
  7. CV containing top 5 publications (with short statement outlining significance and contribution of applicant).

The fellowship has been made possible by a generous donation by The Millby Foundation, a private charitable foundation. Recipients will be required to submit a short written report to the donor, within three months after the completion of the fellowship and may be invited to meet with the donor. If you have any questions regarding the fellowship or the criteria for applying, please contact

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