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Information for Award Holders


We have put together a list of FAQs to try and help answer any questions that our award holders may have with regard to their Fellowships. If you still have any queries please get in touch with us via email at: or call us on (0)24 761 50565.

Who should be my mentor?
Early Career Fellows will usually ask their PhD Supervisor to be their mentor for the duration of the fellowship. The mentor is not required to attend the ACE sessions and is simply a point of contact for the IAS should we have any queries during your fellowship.

Council Tax:
You do not have student status through the IAS Early Career Fellowship scheme. Once your certificate of student status has expired (when your PhD award has been conferred) you will therefore be eligible to pay council tax.

Contact with home department:
We encourage our Early Career Fellows to maintain a relationship with their home departments. As an ECF, your supervisor will usually be based in your academic department. We would advise speaking with your academic department to see if they can offer office space (if required) as the IAS can only offer hot desking facilities.

Expiration of Student Card:
The process of how to obtain for a new University card will be discussed in further detail at the Accolade induction session. Once your PhD is completee and conferred, your card will expire shortly afterwards; the IAS can liaise with HR to give you a new staff account and card.The new card will allow you to maintain access to IT systems, the Library, etc.

Academic Careers & Leadership (Accolade) Programme:
The Accolade Training Programme is held every Thursday, 12:30 – 5pm, during Univeristy term-time. As stated in the award letter, in accepting the Early Career Fellowship, you commit to attending and fully participating in the Accolade Training Programme. The programme is organised and run by the Programme Manager. If you have any queries regarding the programme please contact us at: Accolade at warwick dot ac dot uk

It is the responsibility of the Early Career Fellow to ensure that they hold the correct visa and that it covers them for the duration of their fellowship. We advise any fellows who are unsure of their visa requirements to seek guidance from the International Office. Information on the Doctorate Extension Scheme (Tier 4) can be found here.