Here I list a few possible opportunities to work with me and my group. If you’re interested in any of these calls, feel free to drop me a line at email@example.com to discuss the application process.
Bham postdoc prize fellowships
The Birmingham Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy provides opportunities for postdoctoral prize fellowships. These are fully independent positions, where you would be able to carry out your own research program in gravitational-wave physics. Calls for application are published in the Fall.
National and international postdoc fellowships
I am very happy to support applications to national and international fellowships. Here are some opportunities open to early career scientists:
- Stephen Hawking Fellowships. Prestigious 4-year program supporting innovative studies in theoretical physics.
- Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) fellowship. This is the flagship postdoctoral fellowship program of the RAS.
- Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. National postdoc fellowship available to candidates with less than 3 years of post-PhD experience.
- Leverhulme Trust Early career Fellowship. National postdoc fellowship available to early-career scientists. Matching funds from the host are required.
- Royal Society Newton International Fellowships, for those coming from outside the UK.
- EPSRC Fellowship
- Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship, for those needed flexible working hours.
- those who had a career break.
- L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowships for women in science.
And here are opportunities for more experienced candidates with leadership potentials:
- Royal Society University Research Fellowship, from the UK. Please enquire for pre-selection applications.
- STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships, from the UK. Please enquire for pre-selection applications. Internal selections in July.
- Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship, from the European Union.
PhD in Birmingham
If you’re looking for a PhD in gravitational physics, then Birmingham is the place for you! The deadline is usually in December each year for positions starting in the fall.
- General information on the program, including funding, etc.
- PhD projects currently proposed by prospective supervisors in gravitational waves, including myself.
I am also very happy to support PhD applications to external fellowships. These include:
- Bell Burnell PhD Scholarship. This is a new and prestigious opportunity from the IoP, supporting applicants from underrepresented groups (including women).
- Commonwealth Scholarships, supporting applicants from Commonwealth countries.
- Marshall Scholarships, supporting applicants from the United States.
- US-UK Fulbright Scholarships, supporting applicants from the United States.
Visiting undergraduate and graduate students
Finally, here are some possible avenues for shorter (under)graduate student projects. If you are interested in a research project with me, I’ll be happy to support applications to these and other opportunities.
- GWverse. The European network GWverse supports short scientific missions (STMs) for visiting scientists. These are nice opportunities for students enrolled in master and PhD programs in Europe to visit Birmingham and collaborate with us.
- RAS undergraduate summer research. The Royal Astronomical Supports undergraduate summer research projects (6-10 weeks), which can be hosted in Birmingham.
- HPC Europa3. The high-performance-computing network Europa3 accepts applications for scientific visits, and also provide sufficient HPC allocation to complete the project.
- Fondazione della Riccia. This call is restricted to Italian students in their master, phd, or post-phd studies. Deadline is at the end of September each year.