Fellowships in Condensed Matter Physics

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

In Condensed Matter Physics, we enthusiastically welcome high-quality applications to become an Advanced Fellow, funded by one of several national and international schemes. We particularly encourage highly independent and motivated applicants, with the ability to establish a fully independent research programme in any area of Condensed Matter Physics, whilst benefitting from our vibrant research environment, equipment and infrastructure. In the Department of Physics at Oxford University, Advanced Fellows have a status in many ways equivalent to that of permanent academics (see the FAQ section for more information). After establishing a mutual interest in the Fellowship, our Grant Administration team will support you in writing the Fellowship application to the most appropriate funding body – please fin a (non-exaustive) list here below.

The Royal Society - University Research Fellowships

This scheme is for outstanding scientists in the UK at an early to mid-stage of their career who have the potential to become leaders in their field.

EPSRC Fellowships

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council offers a number of Fellowships appropriate for different career stages. In the physical sciences, several specific areas are targetted for fellowships awards.

Glasstone Research Fellowship in Science

The Glasstone Research Fellowships in Science are supported by the Glasstone Bequest and are awarded to early career researchers in memory of Professor Samuel Glasstone and his first wife, Violette.
There are two posts available. The terms of the bequest restrict the fellowships to Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Materials, Mathematics, Physics, Plant Sciences and Statistics.
Glasstone Fellows are expected to carry out their programme of original research in one of the eligible fields specified above and may undertake teaching of up to a maximum of six hours a week. Applicants should have completed their doctorate by the time of taking up the Fellowship. They should show aptitude for original research and have a publication record in scholarly journals in keeping with their experience and field of study.

Typically, the closing date for Fellowship applications is in November, for awards to start in the following October.