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School of Physics and Astronomy

STFC's Ernest Rutherford Fellowships

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. Researchers in the area of astronomy who wish to be supported in their applications by the School should submit a draft case for support, CV and publication list by the end of Monday 14th August 2017. Decisions about which candidates will be supported will be made by the end of Wednesday 23rd August 2017. Candidates in the areas of string theory or experimental particle physics should submit their application materials by the earlier deadline Monday 31st July 2017 and the decision about which candidates will be supported will be made by 1st August 2017. The STFC deadline for receiving applications is 21st September 2017.

Candidates for the Astronomy Unit, please contact Dr Alkistis Pourtsidou.

Candidates for the Centre for Research in String Theory, please contact Prof Andreas Brandhuber.

Candidates for the Particle Physics Research Centre, please contact Prof Francesca Di Lodovico.

Please follow this link for detailed information about the fellowship, including a summary, key facts, and how to apply.