Winton PhD Studentship-Physics Sustainability

University of Cambridge - Department of Physics

Winton PhD Studentship - Physics Sustainability x 9

Limit of tenure: 3.5 years

Advances in fundamental physics have the potential to address the demands of a growing population and strained natural resources.  The Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability will support outstanding people with the radical ideas that will bring practical solutions to these problems.  The research will be primarily in the Physics department with interdisciplinary activities with other departments in the university encouraged to explore new directions in basic science.

The Fund Managers of the Winton Programme invite applications for Scholarships from those starting PhD study in the area of Physics of Sustainability in October 2017. Awards will provide for all university and college fees due, maintenance at the current UK Research Council level (£14,296 per annum in 2016/17), and a contribution to research expenses. Awards may also be made to supplement part-support from other sources.

Applicants should complete an Expression of Interest form ( and send to the Winton Programme by email ( by 7 December 2016 to express an interest in applying for a Winton Scholarship.  In addition following discussions with the Winton Programme Manger, Nalin Patel ( a two-page research proposal will need to be completed and submitted by 14 February 2017.

Applicants are required to also submit a standard application to the University (GRADSAF) - see

Further information on the Winton Programme and application process are available on the Winton website

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3.5 years in the first instance.

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact the Winton Programme Manger, Nalin Patel (

Please quote reference KA10730 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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