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Astrophysics group job opportunities

Find out about how to join us as a PhD student or a research fellow.

PhD positions

Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund to support full- or part-time graduates, with a BSc or MPhys qualification, who wish to study towards a doctorate in physics and are from groups that are currently under-represented in physics. More details on the funding scheme and the eligibility criteria can be found the Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship guide.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Prof Stijn Wuyts.

STFC PhD studentships

Our research group regularly receives PhD studentship allocations from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). When new allocations are announced, they are advertised on and will be linked from this page as well. Please stay tuned for opportunities to engage with researchers in the Bath Astrophysics team!

For an overview of research and members of the Bath Astrophysics group, please click here.

Fellowship opportunities

If you wish to apply for a fellowship hosted in Bath, contact Prof Stijn Wuyts.

Please contact us several months prior to the deadline of the funding agency. This will allow us time to run the internal selection procedure and support you with your application.

We believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better research environment, so we welcome expressions of interest from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact they will have on our team.

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

  • two-year fellowships for recent PhDs (within two years of completion)

Leverhulme Trust

  • funding for three years for those with UK degree
  • PhD submitted and less than five years postdoctoral experience
  • must not have permanent post in the UK

Newton International Fellowships

  • run through British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society
  • for non-UK citizens who are not already working in the UK
  • two year fellowships

Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

  • for early career researchers who do not have an academic position
  • five year fellowships

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

  • for early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential
  • UK and international applicants
  • seven years of support available on a 4+3 model, with a review in year four.

Royal Society University Research Fellowships (URFs)

  • for early/mid-career stage (three to eight years postdoctoral experience) who do not have permanent position in EEA (European Economic Area)
  • must be EEA citizens or have EEA connection (e.g. postdoctoral position held)
  • five years with possibility for an extension of three years

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