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 & 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 research fellowship 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.
A variety of potential fellowships are available, including:
Long-term Fellowships (Assistant Professor Level)
Nottingham Research Fellowships and Anne McLaren Fellowships (internally funded- scheme will reopen in July)
3-year fellowships linked to a permanent post. Anne McLaren Fellowships are aimed at outstanding female researchers.
STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships (next call expected in July)
5-year fellowships funded by the STFC
Royal Society University Research Fellowships
5-year fellowships funded by the Royal Society, with potential extension to 8 years
Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships (next call expected in September)
4-year fellowships funded by the Royal Society, for candidates with a need for flexible support
NCoG would also welcome expression of interest from researchers that would be interested in applying for ERC grants with the CoG as a host. Nottingham University has an excellent track record of transitioning long-term fellows into permanent academic positions
Expressions of interest for the long-term fellowships above should be sent to Thomas.Sotiriou(at)nottingham.ac.uk and should include a CV and a brief description of your general research direction (a draft proposal is not necessary at this stage). For the case of Ernest Rutherford Fellowships and Royal Society URFs, we ask that you do this by July 15, 2021, since we need some time to decide which candidates we plan to support.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (call open)
Postdoctoral fellowship funded by the European Commission.
Stephen Hawking Fellowships (next call expected in September)
4-year postdoctoral fellowships funded by UKRI
Royal Astronomical Society and Daphne Jackson Fellowships
RAS postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for up to 3 years. (Next call expected in October)
The Daphne Jackson Trust offers flexible, part-time, paid Fellowships, normally for two years. (Applications are accepted year round.)
1851 Research Fellowships
3-year postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
If you are interested in applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowship with NCoG as a host please contact the member of the centre (see list above) that is closest to your research interests to discuss you application.