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Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 2020/21

The Cockcroft Institute is accepting applications for Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 2020/21

  • Closing date: 30 Jun 2021
  • United Kingdom | The Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology
  • Date posted: 09 Jun 2021
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Discipline: Accelerators, neutron & light sources 

Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 2020/21

STFC will soon be launching a call for the next round of Ernest Rutherford Fellowships. Its aim is to support future scientific leaders to establish a strong, independent research programme. The fellowships will last for five years and are intended for early career researchers who do not have an academic position yet. Each UK institute has a finite number of applications it can host, and hence we are launching a call for applications for Cockcroft Institute support and hosting for the 2021 call.

The Cockcroft Institute is a partnership between the universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Strathclyde and the Science and Technology Facilities Council, devoted to the development and construction of particle accelerators and intense sources of radiation for pure and applied research. The institute is based at Daresbury laboratory home to the CLARA particle accelerator. The Cockcroft Institute has internationally leading research areas in beam dynamics, RF systems, beam diagnostics, plasma-based accelerators, lasers, and THz acceleration. Applicants can select to be hosted at any of the four partner Universities.

If you are interested in applying please contact Prof. Graeme Burt ( as soon as possible. All interested candidates must send a CV and a one-page outline of their research proposal no later than 30 June 2021. Research proposals must be in the field of particle accelerator research to be hosted at the Cockcroft Institute.

The successful candidates will be notified by 31s July in order to give them sufficient time to prepare and submit the full application to STFC by the deadline in early September 2021 and will be assigned a suitable CI academic to mentor them in the drafting of the full proposal.

STFC currently supports a number of Ernest Rutherford Fellows undertaking a range of research within STFC core science areas. An analysis of Fellows who have completed their Fellowship since 2009 revealed that all of them were employed and 92% held permanent jobs.

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