The ICG welcomes candidates interested in applying for research fellowships to be held in Portsmouth. A variety of potential fellowships are available, including Royal Society University Research Fellowships, Ernest Rutherford Fellowships (STFC), Marie Curie (EU) fellowships, and possibly national fellowships from the candidate’s country of origin. Expressions of interest for fellowships should be addressed to an ICG staff member with a connection to the proposed research.
Ernest Rutherford Fellowships
Ernest Rutherford Fellowships are five year fellowships funded by the STFC (formerly STFC Advanced Fellowships). The STFC deadline is 20 September 2018. They are open to candidates of any nationality, but each institution is limited in the total number of applications it can support. The ICG will review potential applicants’ CVs and research proposals to determine which candidates it will be support. Candidates should send a statement of interest, which may include their CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, and by 31 July 2018 for full consideration.
STFC encourages applications from those returning after a career break. They may submit applications in excess of the quota allocated to each department.
For further information see http://www.stfc.ac.uk/funding/fellowships/ernest-rutherford-fellowship
Royal Society University Research Fellowships, Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships, and Newton International Fellowships
Royal Society University Research Fellowships are five year fellowships (renewable for up to ten years in total) open to citizens of all nationalities. The deadline for 2018 has not yet been announced, but is likely to be in early September. The Royal Society also offers the Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship (maximum four years) for candidates with a need for flexible support, and Newton International Fellowships (two years) for early stage international (non-UK) researchers.
For further information see https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/university-research/
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie scheme includes Individual Fellowships (IFs) intended to add significantly to the development of the best and most-promising researchers active in Europe. These are for trans-national researchers, including researchers coming to Europe and those moving within Europe. The deadline is 12th September 2018.
For further information see http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/
Royal Astronomical Society and Daphne Jackson Fellowships
RAS postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for up to 3 years for early career research astronomers and geophysicists. Applications are restricted to candidates who have a recognized PhD (or equivalent) obtained no more than 5 years before the start of their position or who have taken their viva before the application deadline and expect to be awarded the PhD by the time of appointment. The deadline for 2018 has not yet been announced, but is likely to be in October.
The Daphne Jackson Trust offers flexible, part-time, paid Fellowships, normally for two years, to assist talented scientists into a career following a break of at least two years. Applications are accepted year round.
For further information see https://www.ras.org.uk/awards-and-grants/fellowships
We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth is member of the Athena SWAN charter and an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.