The Role

The College Research Associate Scheme offers short-term collegiate affiliation to postdoctoral researchers and others in similar posts at the University of Cambridge who would like a college association of some kind but do not have one.  They are normally expected to be available to assist with the College's teaching and should not hold similar memberships at other colleges.  They are elected for a year at a time. 

The criteria for selection to the scheme include academic excellence, the College's need for teaching in particular areas, and the applicant’s ability to contribute to College life. The offer is made in the expectation that the College Research Associate will reciprocate by supervising for the College. Supervision will be paid at the usual rate.

Applications are invited from all fields, but this year are particularly strongly welcomed from individuals who are willing to teach:

  • Part IA or IB Engineering, including Maths and Thermofluids
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Mathematics for Natural Sciences
  • Ancient Greek and/or Latin language teaching
  • Part 1b Evolution and Animal Diversity, and/or Part 1b Ecology Evolution and Conservation
  • History








College Research Associates are offered dining rights, access to the College's sports facilities and gardens, and occasional use of College public rooms. 

The Application Process

Applications must be made using the application form which should be sent by email to Sophie King, Fellowship Administrator,  The closing date for applications is Friday 15 March 2024

Please note that in exceptional circumstances the Fellowship Committee will also consider applications made at other times during the academic year.


CRA Application Form