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Stephen Hawking Fellowships, ESRC’s quest to measure wellbeing, becoming a freelance researcher

This week we hear about the scheme for early-career researchers in theoretical physics honouring Stephen Hawking, who died just over a year ago. We also learn about the ESRC’s hunt for the project to define how to measure wellbeing and what it takes to be an independent researcher.

This week in Funding Insight

“We are not looking for the next Stephen Hawking,” Edward Clarke, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s project manager for the scheme that takes the name of the great theoretical physicist. However, that’s not to say that the panel won’t be looking for excellent early-career researchers, as Clarke tells Ashleigh Furlong. The first round of the Stephen Hawking Fellowships will open on 27 May, with a deadline for intentions to submit on 20 June. Full proposals should be submitted by 24 July.

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