Physics research at the University of Liverpool

Fellowship opportunities

The following are schemes for which we support multiple applications every year. Strict Departmental quotas are applied for the STFC applications.  All applications for fellowships will require approval by the Department.


STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships

The Science and Technology Facilities Council offer approximately 12 Fellowships each year to early-career researchers in astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics and accelerator physics. The deadline is usually in mid-September. Please contact a member of academic staff, or the Head of the Particle Physics Group, Professor Themis Bowcock, as soon as possible for further information and guidance. Please give notice of your wish to apply by e-mailing Professor Bowcock at least 3 months ahead of the closing date. In the first instance we would like to receive a copy of your CV and a statement of research interest together with a list of publications by this date.


The Royal Society - University Research Fellowships

This scheme is for outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their career who have the potential to become leaders in their field. The deadline is expected to be in September. If you are applying for this fellowship and would like to base it at the University of Liverpool, please contact the Head of Group in the relevant research area, Particle Physics (Prof. Themis Bowcock), Nuclear Physics (Prof. Robert Page), Condensed Matter Physics (Prof. Chris Lucas), Accelerator Physics (Prof. Carsten Welsch).


H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

MCSA Individual Fellowships are for two years only and usually involve joining an established research group in the Department. An academic member of the Department will be needed as a host, so please contact the person whose group you wish to join. The next deadline is in September and your CV will be required at an early stage in order to gain approval to proceed with the application.


European Research Council Grants

ERC Starting Grants are open to researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD, a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal. Consolidator Grants targeted more experienced researchers, whilst Advanced Grants are available for international research leaders who have demonstrated their potential for ground-breaking research. There are calls for all three schemes each year. If you think that our Department would be ideal to host your ERC application, please contact the Head of Department or a member of academic staff in the relevant research area at an early stage to establish the required support.


UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

This new scheme supports early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential. It offers a permanent academic post at the end of a 7-year Fellowship, following a successful evaluation. The FLF scheme welcomes applications from both UK and international applicants and you should use the person specification on the FLF website to assess and justify your suitability for the scheme. Our department supports outstanding candidates. Please send your expression of interest to the Head of Department.


For all other Fellowship schemes

Please contact the Head of Group in the relevant research area, Particle Physics (Prof. Themis Bowcock), Nuclear Physics (Prof. Robert Page), Condensed Matter Physics (Prof. Chris Lucas), Accelerator Physics (Prof. Carsten Welsch) well ahead of the scheme deadline in order to establish the required support and discuss fit to the Department Research strategy.