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Jobs & Fellowships

Current opportunities:

March 2020: As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, recruitment for our current posts has been delayed. They will be re-advertised at a later date. At present the intention is to move the deadline to July 1 at the earliest. This date may change as the COVID-19 situation clarifies. Please contact us if you are interested in the pending posts (GW, Extragalactic and Stellar Astrophysics) and seek further information.

Annual Fellowship Deadlines

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

Royal Society University Research Fellowships: September 2020

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research Fellowship Programme: September 2020

Ernest Rutherford Fellowships: September 2020

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 (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)
  • Winton Exoplanet Fellowship

    3 year early career fellowships (within 5 years of obtaining their PhD) to perform research on detection and characterisation of exoplanets. Warwick Astrophysics will put forward up to two candidates each year (annual deadline: end of the year).

  • 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. Deadline 20th June 2019

  • 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. Please contact a member of astronomy staff in the first instance if you are interested in applying.

Past opportunities

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