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Jobs & Fellowships

Current opportunities:

The Winton Exoplanet Fellowships

The Winton Exoplanet Fellowships are three year fellowships for early career researchers (within 5 years of obtaining their PhD) to perform research on the detection and characterisation of exoplanets, with the goal of advancing our fundamental understanding of their formation, structure, and potential habitability. Warwick Astrophysics will put forward two candidates for this fellowship and we welcome applications for this. Please contact a member of the astronomy staff if you are interested in applying.


Summary of fellowship / early career grant opportunities:

  • STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship
    5 year senior fellowship to enable early career researchers with clear leadership potential to establish a strong, independent research programme (annual deadline: September)
  • UK Research & Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship
    Seven years of funding available on a 4+3 model, with a review in year four. The fellowship aims to enable researchers to transition to or establish their research/innovation independence (biannual expression of interest deadlines: June and October)
  • Royal Society University Research Fellowship
    5 year senior fellowship for those between 3 and 8 years of obtaining their PhD (annual deadline: September)

  • Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship
    5 year fellowship for those with no more than six years of actual research experience since their PhD (not including career breaks), and who have a current need for flexible support, such as parental/caring responsibilities, e.g. raising children or looking after ageing or seriously ill family members; or clinically diagnosed health issues (annual deadline: November)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research Fellowship Programme
    12-36 months fellowship for those in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience (annual deadline: September)
  • Daphne Jackson Fellowship
    Fellowship for those having taken a career break of at least two years’ duration, taken for family, health or caring reasons. Fellowships are flexible and part-time, usually completed over two years at 0.5 FTE (apply at any time)
  • 1851 Fellowship
    3 year fellowship for those with less than 3 years postdoctoral research experience (applications open in October)
  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship
    3 year early career fellowship offering 50% match-funding for those with a proven record of research (applications open in January)
  • Newton International Fellowship
    2 year early career fellowship (annual deadline: March)
  • Hawking Fellowship
    3 year fellowships. Details to be announced later in 2018
  • L'Oreal For Women in Science Fellowship
    12 month fellowship with a value of £15,000
  • ERC Starting Grant
    1.5 million euros for early career scientists (2-7 years of research experience since completion of PhD) who have a proven scientific track record to enable them to work independently (annual deadline: October)

We welcome applications for any of the above opportunites. Pleae contact a member of astronomy staff in the first instance if you are interested in applying.


Past opportunities

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