Southampton Theory Astrophysics and Gravity (STAG) Research Centre

Postgraduate and postdoctoral opportunities

Find out more about our postgraduate and postdoctoral opportunities

Explore our current postgraduate opportunities, including studentships, on the following PhD topic pages: 


The STAG Research Centre is keen to host research fellowships that strengthen and broaden all our areas of research activity.  We welcome expressions of interest from researchers that would be interested in applying for any of these schemes or who would be interested in applying for ERC grants with STAG as a host. The STAG research groups have a very good track record of success with these prestigious fellowship schemes.  

Long-term fellowships

Ernest Rutherford Fellowship 

These are 5-year fellowships funded by the STFC (with calls expected late June or early July each year). 

These are 5-year fellowships funded by the Royal Society, with potential extension up to 8 years. 

These are 4-year fellowships funded by the Royal Society, for candidates with particular need for flexible support. 

There are several options here, including open fellowships and postdoctoral fellowships. 

Postdoctoral fellowships

Postdoctoral fellowship funded by the European Commission. 

These are 4-year postdoctoral fellowships funded by UKRI. 

These are 2-year postdoctoral fellowships for non-UK scientists funded by the Royal Society 

RAS postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for up to 3 years, while the Daphne Jackson Trust offers flexible, part-time, paid Fellowships, normally for two years. 

These are 3-year postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.