The Science and Technology Facilities Council offer a number of Fellowships each year to early-career researchers working in research that aligns with priority areas within SPS. This includes astronomy, planetary science, and space instrumentation. Funding is available for 5 years including applicant's salary, with limited research expenses and travel funding. Applicants must not have a permanent academic position, or equivalent, and should refer to STFC's competency profile to determine their eligibility. The scheme is open to applicants of any nationality. Details of the scheme are available on the STFC Fellowships pages.
If you are interested in applying for a fellowship to be hosted in SPS it is essential that you contact Dr Ian Franchi, Director of Research, and a member of academic staff with a research area similar to your interests as soon as possible for further information and guidance. After contacting us you will be required to provide a short expression of interest, CV and publication list by the 31st July 2020 as a quota system applies for each University, and this will be used in the SPS internal prioritisation process for this scheme.