Each year Peterhouse elects between 2-3 Research Fellows.
The successful applicants must, by the start of their tenure have passed all examinations required for a first degree at a university and would be expected to have gained at least a 2.i classification or equivalent. They should be capable of performing unsupervised post-graduate research. Candidature is restricted to graduates of, or current students at, universities in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.
Tenure is for three years and may be renewed in certain circumstances. Along with their remuneration Research Fellows also receive a Research Allowance and will be provided with an office and College accommodation, if they so wish. If they have not yet taken the PhD, the College may also pay certain university fees.
The College would expect and support Research Fellows to engage in full-time high quality research. Whilst they are primarily engaged to carry out such research, it would be hoped they could also engage with students through teaching, for up to six hours a week.