We are excited to announce the Warwick prize scholarships and fellowships in astrophysics. Made possible thanks to a generous philanthropic donation from a Warwick alumnus, these awards enable us to support a pipeline of talent from postgraduate study up to early career researchers.
The scheme has two components, scholarships that fully fund a 4 year PhD degree and post-doctoral fellowships aimed at early-career researchers.
The first cohort of prize winners is expected to start in academic year 22/23, with the scheme looking to support several scholarships and fellowships each year.
Post-doctoral Prize Fellowships
[Apply here] - open now for applications, closing July 13th 2022
The fellowships are aimed at researchers that have recently (<5 years), or are about to, obtained their PhD. We plan to award 2-3 fellowships each year for an initial duration of 3 years. For those who have demonstrated their excellence during their initial term, we plan to offer the possibility to apply for a further 2 years of funding.
Successful applicants will establish an independent research program that links with one or several of the research interests of the group. Key research areas at Warwick are exoplanets and discs, white dwarfs, compact binaries and accretion physics, extragalactic transients, gravitational wave astrophysics, and space domain awareness. The fellows have access to funding for travel and IT equipment, as well as high performance computing.
Applications are via the Warwick HR system and an application form must be completed before the closing date of each cycle. Applicants should also submit a CV including a full publication list, and a research proposal (maximum three pages). The research proposal should be written in an anonymous style to allow for blind reviewing, focusing on the science. You should specifically address how your proposed research links to the interests of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Group, and how you will contribute to enhancing the group’s inclusivity and diversity. You will be asked to give names of three references.
Post-graduate Prize Scholarships
22/23 cycle closed and scholarships awarded, next closing date February 2023
We expect to be recruiting around 3 scholars each round starting 22/23. These scholarships cover all fees and offer 4 years of stipend as well as access to research funds to cover travel, laptop and consumables. The scholarships are available to both national and international candidates.
Information regarding how to apply for PhD positions with us can be found on our top-level page, and the same application process is required regardless of funding source. We are looking for excellent scholars that are keen to work with us on a variety of research areas and projects. You can find out more about the research we do here, and representative PhD projects can be found here. If you have questions regarding specific projects, please contact the lead academics associated with them.
To get in touch with us or register your interest in the prize scholarships and fellowships, please use this contact form.