The Faculty of Science of Leiden University invites applications for the 2014 Leiden/Huygens Fellowships. These prize fellowships are awarded to worldwide graduates with a demonstrated talent for fundamental research, who seek to pursue an ambitious PhD project of up to 4 years, on a topic of their choice in astronomy, mathematics, physics, or chemistry.
Leiden/Huygens Fellows (http://huygens.researchschool.nl/) are employed by Leiden University in one of the Graduate Schools of
the Faculty of Science. In addition to a competitive monthly salary (increasing progressively from euro 2000-2600/month), the
Fellowship comes with a Euro 4000/year annual budget for project related expenses.
Candidates for a Leiden/Huygens Fellowship are asked to submit an outline for a research project and to arrange for a supporting
letter by the faculty member who is prepared to supervise the PhD project. On this web page (http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/research/), you can find an overview of faculty members and their research topics, in the fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Leiden Observatory, founded in 1633, is the oldest university astronomy department in the world. With about 25 faculty, over 40
postdoctoral associates and about 65 PhD students it is the largest astronomy department in the Netherlands. Leiden is a
charming university town with an international flair. Most Leiden researchers have an international background. English is the
common language. The successful candidate must have a MSc degree (or equivalent) by the (negotiable) starting date in 2014. The positions are open to candidates from all countries.
Applicants should provide the following: (1) one-page cover letter with a two-page description of past research experience
and outline of a Ph.D. project, (2) up-to-date curriculum vitae list of university courses taken, (3) transcripts of grades obtained, and (4) supporting letter from a Leiden University faculty member, in whose group you would like to perform your Ph.D. research.
Please send this material by email to Huygens@Lorentz.LeidenUniv.nl.
Complete applications received by January 15, 2014 will receive full consideration.