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Jobs & Fellowships

Jobs at Warwick:

Externally funded fellowships and early career grant opportunities:

We welcome applications for any of the below opportunities, please discuss your plans with a member of astronomy staff by the deadlines given below. Please note that the deadline for getting in touch with us are usually well before the submission deadline to the funder (which are also listed, TBD means the exact date is not yet known) as we have some administrative tasks that need completing before submission.

  • STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship
    5-year fellowship to enable early career researchers with clear leadership potential to establish a strong, independent research programme. Contact deadline: 2 August 2022, please provide a CV, a 2-3 page draft proposal and at least one and preferably two letters of reference. Submission deadline: TBD September 2022.
  • Royal Society University Research Fellowship
    5-year fellowship for those between 3 and 8 years of obtaining their PhD. Contact deadline: 2 August 2022, please provide a CV, a 2-3 page draft proposal and at least one and preferably two letters of reference. Submission deadline: 6 September 2022.
  • 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. Contact deadline: 2 August 2022, please provide a CV, a 2-3 page draft proposal. Please note that this scheme focuses heavily on career development, hence the scientific part of the proposal is only one of several aspects that will be evaluated, hence an early discussion with a member of staff is encouraged. Submission deadline: 14 September 2022.
  • ERC Starting Grant
    5-year fellowship 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. Contact deadline: 1 September 2022, please provide a CV and a 5-page draft proposal. Please note that this proposal requires the submission of two separate documents, and is overall rather work-intensive, hence an early discussion with a member of staff is encouraged. Submission deadline: 25 October 2022.
  • 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. Contact deadline: TBD. Submission deadline: 1 November 2022.
  • UK Research & Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship
    Up to 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. This scheme operates a two-stage process. Contact deadline: TBD. Submission deadline: 18 October 2022 (outline proposal) and 6 December 2022 (full proposal).
  • Royal Astronomical Society Research and Norman Lockyer Fellowships
    Three year postdoctoral fellowship for early career scientists with less than five years of completing their PhD. Contact deadline: TBD. Submission deadline: TBD October 2022.
  • 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. Contact deadline: TBD. Submission deadline: TBD January 2023.
  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship
    3 year early career fellowship offering 50% match-funding for those with a proven record of research. Contact deadline: TBD. Submission deadline: TBD February 2023.
  • Newton International Fellowship
    2 year early career fellowship for international applicants. Contact deadline: TBD. Submission deadline: TBD Marc 2023.
  • Hawking Fellowship
    4 year fellowships that aim to support excellent researchers who will make significant contributions to the field of theoretical physics and continue to spark public interest in the field (annual deadline: November).

  • L'Oreal For Women in Science Fellowship
    12 month fellowship with a value of £15,000

Past opportunities

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