Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowships, Nottingham, UK

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Deadline:  2021-10-08

Location:  Nottingham

The School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Nottingham are launching the Nottingham Centre of Gravity (NCoG). The Centre will bring together Nottingham’s internationally leading expertise in gravitational physics and expand it into new areas.

It will be built on six overlapping pillars of gravitational research: fundamental physics, mathematics, cosmology, relativistic astrophysics, experiment, and data and modeling. Members of the CoG include Tasos Avgoustidis, Clare Burrage, John Barrett, Ed Copeland, Anne Green, Kirill Krasnov, Jorma Louko, Adam Moss, Tony Padilla, Paul Saffin, Thomas Sotiriou, and Silke Weinfurtner.

The NCoG is very keen to host Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren fellowships that relate to all of the above research areas. We also aim to extend the Centre’s areas of expertise in directions such as, waveform modelling and data analysis, numerics in General Relativity and beyond, relativistic astrophysics and strong field tests of general relativity, cosmology with gravitational waves; amplitudes, string theory and supergravity, and plan to use long term fellowships as a vehicle for doing so.

The call for Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowships is below.
Applications are invited for Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowships in the School of Mathematical Sciences. Our fellowships provide 3 years of independent research funding, and are linked to a permanent academic position. We welcome applications from those wishing to establish a research career in the UK, and those wishing to work part-time (minimum 0.5FTE) to meet personal responsibilities.

All queries regarding eligibility/details of the scheme should be directed to fellowships[AT] Substantive queries about a research project and its fit with School research priorities should be sent to Professor Thomas Sotiriou: thomas.sotiriou[AT]

Steps to application:

– You MUST contact the school to discuss your research proposal before you submit your application.
– Complete the short form via the ‘apply online’ link below
– Upload your CV and Research Proposal via the ‘additional information’ section on this form.
CV guidance: include employment history, any gaps in employment history, research funding and awards, list of publications. Please do not include publication metrics/impact factors as we are committed to the use of responsible metrics and our assessment of proposals ensures that the scientific/research content of a paper is much more important than the publication metrics or identity of the journal in which it was published.

Please use the following name format for your file: Name_NRFAMF_CVsubmission

Research proposal guidance: no more than 3 pages and to include:

The title of your proposed research
The nature of your proposed research and its aims
How your research and experience aligns with the host school
Planned outputs from the project and the likely impact of your research
Long term career aspirations
Why you believe your career will benefit from the award of a Nottingham Research or Anne McLaren Fellowship.
Please use the following name format for your file: Name_NRF/AMF Research Proposal

Please note, uploading of your CV and Research Proposal is a mandatory requirement and we will not be able to consider your application if these are not provided.

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