Cambridge Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in UK, 2019

Application Deadline: December 19,  2018

The Managers of the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Fund invite applications for up to two Fellowships which would be held in the School of the Physical Sciences (SPS) of the University of Cambridge, either in the Institute of Astronomy (IoA) or the Department of Physics or the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) all located at the west cambridge site. The fellowships provide an opportunity for independent research, although the holders will usually work in close collaboration with established research groups in one of the Departments in the School.


The Fellow would be expected to produce work of an international standard within their field, develop a high degree of interaction with the faculty, postdoctoral researchers and research students and write scientific articles for publication in peer reviewed journals. Excellent communication and computing skills are required.

Degree Level: Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral program
Field: Researchers in the broad fields of either astronomy, physics, applied mathematics or theoretical physics

Duration: The Fellowships are tenable for between two and three years.
Host Country: UK
Value: The Fellowship stipend will be on the University’s Postdoctoral Research Associate scale with an annual research allowance of up to £15,000.

Number of Scholarships: Not known
Eligible Countries: International students

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria

In accordance with Dr. Smith’s will, candidature is limited to candidates who have obtained their PhD degree, or equivalent, within the last three years at any university but normally excluding Cambridge and Harvard. Fellowships can only be offered to those with less than three years of postdoctoral experience by the time the award is taken up.

Application: Applicants should apply via the ONLINE APPLICATION LINK below.

o apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

All applications, including required documents and references will need to be submitted online through the University’s recruitment system. Any submitted application that does not include ALL of the required content (Full detail provided in the further particulars) will not be considered for the Fellowship. It is important to note that candidates must obtain a support letter from the host department prior to submission. More information about the School of Physical Sciences and its Departments can be found on the School’s website:

Any queries about the application process or the vacancy can be directed to Ms Joy McSharry (jpm(at)



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