RAS – Call for Applications Norman Lockyer Research Fellowship 2023

Applications for the Norman Lockyer Research Fellowship, to begin on 1 October 2023 or within 6 months thereafter, are now open online at http://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/fellowships.  The Fellowship provides post-doctoral funding for up to three years.

The Norman Lockyer Fellowship is awarded to enable outstanding researchers to devote the majority of their time to research on an astronomical topic, including solar system and planetary science.

Applicants must either:

  • Hold a recognized PhD degree or equivalent obtained after 1 October five years before the start of the fellowship (e.g. 1 October 2018 if applying in 2022 for a fellowship beginning in 2023), or
  • have taken the PhD viva voce examination by the application deadline and expect to be awarded the PhD degree before the Fellowship start date.

Exceptions to these limits may be made only in cases of e.g. maternity leave, career breaks, serious illness etc.

Please see our website for more details, terms & conditions, and to complete an online application.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 (BST), 15 October 2022. We expect to make offers by the end of February.

If you have any questions please email me directly at ncole@ras.ac.uk

Best wishes,

Nush Cole

Awards & Grants Officer