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Research Fellowships

The School of Physics and Astronomy invites those wishing to pursue a career in research post-PhD to apply for a range of fellowships.

Current opportunities

These opportunities are available at various times throughout the year.

Science and Technology Funding Council (STFC) Ernest Rutherford Fellowships

The School will be supporting two applications for the 2024 STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships.

Candidates who wish to apply need to apply by 21 June 2024. Please send a complete version of the STFC ERF Expression of Interest (EoI) for departmental selection to Dr Cosimo Inserra by email:

For any enquiries, or for the EoI form if it is not yet available on the ERF website, please contact Dr Cosimo Inserra.

See further details about the Scheme and application format on the UKRI website.

Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF)

The School will be supporting applications for the 2024 Royal Society University Research fellowship.

Candidates who wish to apply are encouraged to contact a staff member to devise a proposal. The staff member will then advise on the internal peer-reviewed procedure and timeline. Contact Dr Cosimo Inserra at, or Professor Erminia Calabrese at for more details.