Warwick PhD Prize Scholarships in Astrophysics

Job Summary

Pre-doctoral / Graduate Positions
University of Warwick
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The University of Warwick's Astronomy & Astrophysics group is seeking talented PhD applicants for our Warwick PhD Prize Scholarships in Astrophysics. Applications are due by January 9th, 2024. 


The scholarships are open to national and international applicants and all are welcome to apply. All successful applicants will have a full stipend plus allocations for travel and computing. 


Potential projects span a wide range of research areas including transients and explosive astrophysical phenomena, stellar populations, white dwarfs and planetary remnants, exoplanet discovery, characterisation and evolution, protoplanetary and debris discs, and space situational awareness. Applicants are encouraged to contact the project supervisors for further information on the projects listed in the first link below.


Warwick is an internationally recognised centre of research excellence. Our group takes leading roles in many major ground and space-based projects (GOTO, NGTS, PLATO, CHEOPS, SDSS, WEAVE, 4MOST, DESI). We also run state-of-the-art computer simulations to develop theoretical models using the university’s modern super-computing facilities, and are experts in the exploration of large and heterogenous data sets, adopting novel techniques including machine learning. 


At the University of Warwick, we strongly value equity, diversity and inclusion, and encourage applications from all under-represented groups. We hold Athena SWAN Silver awards, our department is a Juno Champion, and the Astronomy & Astrophysics group hosts monthly equitea forums to break down barriers faced by all under-represented groups in science. 


Warwick is an excellent place to begin your scientific career, where you will be exposed to a wide range of research topics. You will be immersed in a friendly, collaborative and supportive environment with over 30 fellow astronomy PhD students, working with and learning from experts in very different areas. Personal development is a priority, and incoming PhD students will be invited to join our network of international collaborators, lead projects, and present their work on international platforms. 


Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Sep 27
Application Deadline
2024 Jan 09


Astronomy Admissions Team