UKSA 2023 Mars Exploration Science AOs – now live!

I am pleased to tell you that UKSA has published two Announcements of Opportunity to support Fellowships, PDRAs and Studentships in the field of Mars Exploration Science. The deadline for both calls is Thursday 1st June 2023 at 16:00.

Standard call

This scheme is open to academics and individual scientists from the UK or overseas, working at UK Research Organisations, for proposals to fund:
• Fellowships to develop promising early career researchers or allow existing academics to change disciplines
• Post Doctoral Research Associates
• Extensions to current fellowships
We welcome applications which focus on utilising and exploiting data from:
• The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) mission
• The InSight mission


The UK Space Agency is offering PhD studentship funding to support the development of a new generation of Mars researchers within the UK academic community by providing funding for:
• PhD projects which utilise data from Mars exploration missions (including ESA’s Trace Gas Orbiter, NASA’s Insight lander, Perseverance, and other Mars exploration missions), or;
• PhD projects which underpin future Mars exploration missions. This can include supporting science operations of current rover missions.

Alma Puts Keren
Exploration Science Officer (Mars)
UK Space Agency