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School of Physics and Astronomy


We invite applications for a number of prestigious early and advanced personal fellowships.

A number of our current staff held such fellowships here or elsewhere prior to or during appointment:

  • EPSRC (D. Berman, W. Spence, G. Travaglini)
  • STFC/PPARC (S. Ramgoolam, D. Vegh)
  • Royal Society (M. Buican, R. Monteiro, C. Papageorgakis, S. Thomas)


Please contact members of staff directly with expressions of interest or Prof. Andreas Brandhuber for general enquiries, with a 3 page research summary by the dates below


Royal Society Fellowships (internal deadline 1/7/2020)

The Royal Society offers a number of prestigious Fellowships under three different programmes:


European Commission Fellowships (internal deadline 1/7/2020)

The European Union offers a number of prestigious Fellowships under the Horizon 2020 programme, specifically:


STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships (internal deadline 27/7/2020)

The STFC award a small number of 5-year Ernest Rutherford Fellowships: STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships.

These awards are very competitive and we can only put forward 1-2 applicants per round, which are decided as per the deadlines above.

Other funding opportunities supported by the STFC can be found at the link: STFC Fellowships.


EPSRC Fellowships (rolling deadline)

The EPSRC processes fellowship applications at all levels on a rolling basis and in priority areas which change regularly.

More information on these funding opportunities can be found at the link: EPSRC Fellowships.


Stephen Hawking Fellowships (next round deadline for outline proposals 18/11/2020)

The UKRI is offering a new 4-year fellowship scheme in theoretical physics with a strong public-engagement component.

More information about the scheme can be found at the link: Stephen Hawking Fellowships.


Other Funding Opportunities

There are other opportunities for postdoctoral research funding at Queen Mary. These include: