Post-doctoral Researchers

ERC Post-doctoral vacancy coming up in July 2014.

For details and application procedures, please see here:
Department of Materials


The Grobert Group is greatful to the funding bodies including the Royal Society, the European Research Council, the European Commission, Industries, which have committed substantial funds towards the group's research and outreach activities.

Please contact Prof Nicole Grobert if you are interested in applying for fellowships (see listed examples below).


Intra-European Fellowships for career development (IEF)

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development specifically aim at helping experienced researchers to try something new for a while.

Who can apply? Researchers can be of any nationality but as a general rule must move from one Member State or Associated country to another in order to carry out the project.. You must have either a doctoral degree or at least 4 years’ full-time equivalent research experience, after obtaining a degree permitting you to embark on a doctorate.

Newton Fellowships

Eligibility requirements, the applicant must:

  • have a PhD, or be likely to have a PhD by the time the funding starts
  • be at an early stage of their career (no more than 1 or 2 post-doc positions)
  • be working outside the UK
  • not hold UK citizenship
  • be competent in oral and written English
  • have a clearly defined and mutually-beneficial research proposal agreed with a UK host scientist

The 1851 Royal Commission

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 offers major awards to scientists and engineers for research, development and design. Its aims are to support education for the benefit of productive industry and full details of all its awards are on this website.

First established to stage the Great Exhibition in 1851, the Royal Commission's extraordinary history is founded on an inspired vision of the importance of education to economic success, read more.

Glasstone Research Fellowships

"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, one open to men and one open to women. The terms of the bequest restrict the fellowships to “the fields of Botany, Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic or Physical), Engineering, Mathematics, Metallurgy, and Physics”. These will be broadly interpreted; for example Plant Sciences can generally be equated with Botany, Mathematics would include Computer Science and Statistics, Metallurgy can be equated with Materials. The Medical sciences, Earth Sciences, Zoology and Biochemistry (unless related to Plant Sciences) are outside the scope of the scheme. The fellowships can, therefore, only be held at the departments of 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 consonant with experience and field of study."

Please see MPLS Division Web Site for further particulars.