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School of Physics and Astronomy

STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 2019

STFC's prestigious five-year fellowships are open to early career researchers of any nationality in the areas of Astronomy, Solar and Planetary Science, Cosmology, Particle Astrophysics and Particle Physics (including String Theory).

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As the number of applications from each institution is limited by STFC, the School of Physics and Astronomy will be supporting four applicants across the Astronomy, Particle Physics, and String Theory research groups. There is an internal application process to determine which applications will be supported.

  • Candidates for the Astronomy Unit, please contact Dr Phil Bull. Prospective candidates should submit a draft case for support, CV, and publication list to by the end of Monday 29th July 2019. We expect to make a decision about which candidates to support within 2-3 weeks of that date.
  • Candidates for the Centre for Research in String Theory, please contact Prof Andreas Brandhuber. Please submit your application materials by the earlier deadline of 2nd July 2019.
  • Candidates for the Particle Physics Research Centre, please contact Prof Francesca Di Lodovico. Please submit your application materials by June 2019 (see the group website for details).

Please follow this link for detailed information about the fellowship, including a summary, key facts, and how to apply. The STFC deadline for receiving applications is 19th September 2019.