Institute for Astronomy

Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowships at the IfA

Fellowships 2020/2021

The IfA encourages applications to post-doctoral research fellowship schemes to be hosted here.

This includes short-duration early-career fellowships, e.g.:

It also includes longer senior postdoctoral fellowships and grants, typically for researchers more than ~4 years out of their PhD

How to apply

People interested in applying for any fellowship to be hosted at IfA should, in the first instance (and as early as possible), contact a relevant member of academic staff who would be prepared to sponsor any application.

In order to be considered for the RSURF, ERF or FLF senior fellowships listed above, the applicant must then submit a general proposal to the School of Physics and Astronomy Fellowship Panel (see this page for details) by July 17th 2020 for fellowships with Autumn deadlines.   The fellowship panel selects candidates for fellowships where there is a quota per Institute (e.g Rutherford and FLF), and ensures that candidates are sufficiently experienced to apply for the RSURF fellowship.   We intend to announce our Rutherford candidate selection by mid-August this year.

Once approved (by the fellowship panel for senior postdoctoral fellowships, or by your sponsor in the case of early-career fellowships), the School's grants team will then provide support and advice on internal deadlines. Note that internal deadlines are likely to be notably in advance of the formal fellowship deadline.