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Location: Birmingham, UK

Ph.D. Fellowships in Gravitational-Wave Science at the University of Birmingham

The Birmingham Gravitational Wave Group expects to fill several Ph.D. positions starting in Autumn 2012. We encourage applications to pursue projects in any of the research areas of the group (experiments, astrophysics and observations). Studentships are assigned on a competitive basis within the School of Physics and Astronomy and, where relevant, the University of Birmingham. In addition to studentships funded by research councils, this year additional funding opportunities are available for outstanding candidates through the following programs:

(a) Ten Elite Researcher Scholarships, for students of any nationality;
(b) Ten Birmingham Brazil Scholarships, for applicants that are Brazilian residents at the time of the application;
(c) Partial scholarships available for students from China, which are meant to supplement awards from the China Scholarship Council.

Students of any nationality are encouraged to apply. We are seeking Ph.D. students to work with Dr. Andreas Freise, Dr. Ilya Mandel, and Prof. Alberto Vecchio. The group currently consists of 17 people, with staff, post-docs and students from around the world.

Further information about the group is available at

Applications should be submitted in electronic form to gwave-phd[AT] and must include:

– A cover letter briefly stating the research area(s) of interest. A concise description of the research areas is provided at
– A Curriculum vitae;
– University transcripts (scanned versions are acceptable);
– Applicants should also arrange for two reference letters to be sent to the above address.

The deadline for application, including reference letters, is Friday 6th January 2012 at 2pm (GMT).
We encourage non-UK residents to notify us at gwave-phd[AT] as early as possible of their intent to apply.

Further details are available at