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Jobs & Fellowships

Current opportunities:

Prof Boris Gaensicke is recruiting three Research Fellows to work on white dwarf science within large spectroscopic and photometric surveys. Application deadline is August 31st 2021. For details click here.

Annual Fellowship Deadlines

Future fellowship deadlines (approx. dates based upon previous years: please check!):

Royal Society University Research Fellowships: September 2021

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research Fellowship Programme: September 2021 (TBC)

Ernest Rutherford Fellowships: Internal deadline 31st July (funder deadline September 2021 if selected)

If you are interested in pursuing any of these with us, please make contact with a member of staff in good time (2+ months before). You will typically need to complete at least financial information for fellowships, and we can put you in contact with Warwick's Research & Impact Services for help with this. Early contact is advised to help with this. ERFs in particular require an internal triage process and the earlier you contact us the better.

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). We have to triage potential candidates as we have only 1 or 2 slots available. We would like a CV, a draft proposal and at least 1 and preferably 2 letters of reference by late July.
  • 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 (currently closed)
  • 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)
  • 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 (annual deadline: October)
  • 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 (annual deadline: early January)
  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship
    3 year early career fellowship offering 50% match-funding for those with a proven record of research (annual deadline: February)
  • Newton International Fellowship
    2 year early career fellowship for international applicants (annual deadline: June)
  • 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
  • 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 opportunities. Please contact a member of astronomy staff in the first instance if you are interested in applying.

Past opportunities

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