The University of Warwick Astronomy and Astrophysics group is seeking talented PhD applicants for our new Warwick Prize Scholarships in Astrophysics. Applications are due by January 14th 2022.
The scholarships are open to national and international applicants and all are welcome to apply. We expect to offer around 10 funded PhD places in this round, including places funded via direct research grants, UK research agency support, and university allocations. All projects offered will provide a full stipend plus allocations for travel and computing.
Projects span a range of research areas including exoplanet discovery, characterisation and formation, transients and explosive astrophysical phenomena, white dwarfs and planetary remnants, and stellar populations. Details on potential projects and the application process can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/research/astro/postgraduate/.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the project supervisors for further information on the projects.
Warwick is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in research. Our group is involved in many major ground and space-based projects, including the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, ESA's CHEOPS satellite and upcoming PLATO mission, the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS), and the Gravitational-wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO).
Both the Physics Department and the University of Warwick hold Athena SWAN Silver awards, a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Our Astronomy & Astrophysics group also hosts monthly equitea forums to break down barriers faced by all under-represented groups in science.
At the University of Warwick, we strongly value equity, diversity and inclusion, and encourage applications from all under-represented groups.
More information on the Warwick Astronomy & Astrophysics Group can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/research/astro/.