Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021

The Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) can support up to three applications for the STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship scheme this year (2021).  We are also able to support a number of excellent applicants for the Royal Society University Research Fellowship scheme.  If you are interested to apply for a STFC ERF and/or a Royal Society URF, please send the following materials to Prof. Ian McCarthy (ARI Head of Research; @email) by August 1st, 2021:

  • CV
  • list of publications
  • a 1 page draft research proposal
  • a 0.5 page statement motivating the ARI as host institution
  • indicate which fellowship schemes you wish to be considered for (ERF, URF, or both)


The ARI's Research Committee will evaluate the draft applications and inform candidates of the outcome by Friday, Aug. 6th.  Successful candidates will be provided with support from ARI staff members in the preparation of the full applications before the final submission deadlines. Please see the STFC and Royal Society websites (linked above) for the closing dates of the respective competitions.