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Winton PhD Studentships Physics of Sustainability x 8 (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Physics

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Cambridge
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £14,777 per annum plus all university and college fees and a contribution to research expenses
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 8th November 2018
Closes: 5th December 2018
Reference: KA17282

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 2019.  The awards are open to applicants of all nationalities and will provide for all university and college fees due, maintenance at the current UK Research Council level (£14,777 per annum in 2018/19), 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 5 December 2018 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 2019.

Applicants are required to also submit a standard application to the University (Applicant Portal) by 5 December 2018 - see

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

Closing date for expression of interest (Winton form), and submission of application form (Applicant Portal): 5 December 2018

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

Please note that if you wish to be considered for other University of Cambridge funding competitions then you must submit your application form by the following deadlines to be considered:

Please quote reference KA17282 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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