OPENINGS

There is currently no open position within the group.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Interested candidates to pursue a PhD degree in areas related to digital materials manufacturing including synthesis and processing of functional nanomaterials such as graphene and other 2D materials should send your CV which includes qualifications, research experience, and publications.

 

Visit the link below to find more about qualifications and English language requirement for a research degree in Chemical Engineering at Newcastle University.

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/degrees/8030f-12/

 

Our lab welcomes self-funded research students (MPhil or PhD).

 

Newcastle University offers a range of scholarships to local and international students. Visit the link below for further details:

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-funding/search-funding/


NU Sanctuary Scholarships

For students from asylum-seeker and refugee backgrounds.

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding/scholarships-bursaries/sanctuary/

Newcastle University Overseas Research Scholarships (NUORS)

 

For international students, there is a scholarship that covers the difference between home and overseas fee rates.

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-funding/search-funding/?code=nuors22

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • you have been offered a place on a PhD research programme

  • you have been assessed as international/overseas for fee purposes and are wholly or partially self-financing

  • you intend to register to start your studies during the 2022/23 academic year

 

Currently closed

 

Other scholarships for international candidates:

 

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for high income countries)

 

https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-phd-scholarships-for-high-income-countries-2/

 

Currently closed

 

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for least developed countries and fragile states)

 

https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-phd-scholarships-for-least-developed-countries-and-fragile-states/

 

Currently closed

 

China Scholarship Council – Newcastle University PhD Scholarships

 

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-funding/search-funding/?code=cscnu22

 

Currently closed

 

 

POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITIES

Fellowships are personal awards for talented researchers to support the transition into an independent academic career. You need a strong track record and often some years of postdoctoral experience to be competitive. Your project must also be very well defined and novel. You typically need a host for your fellowship application. Please contact me well in advance if you are interested in applying for a fellowship in our lab. I will be pleased to support your fellowship application and help you refine your research topic and write your research proposal.

There are a wide range of fellowships you can apply for. Here is the list of some popular early career postdoctoral fellowships.

Royal Commission of 1851 Research Fellowships

 

https://royalcommission1851.org/fellowships/research-fellowships

  • Funding can be requested for up to three years

  • Must have a PhD with no more than three years postdoctoral experience

  • It is open to international candidates

  • Currently open. Application Deadline: 17 January 2023

MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) Postdoctoral Fellowships

 

https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/postdoctoral-fellowships

https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/calls/msca-postdoctoral-fellowships-2022

 

The actions we are supporting are two types of Postdoctoral Fellowships:

 

European Postdoctoral Fellowships

Open to researchers moving within Europe or coming to Europe from another part of the world to pursue their research career. These fellowships take place in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country and can last between 1 and 2 years. Researchers of any nationality can apply.

 

Global Postdoctoral Fellowships

These Fellowships fund the mobility of researchers outside Europe. The fellowship lasts between 2 to 3 years, of which the first 1 to 2 years will be spent in a non-associated Third Country, followed by a mandatory return phase of 1 year to an organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. Only nationals or long-term residents of the EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries can apply.

 

  • Funding can be requested for up to three years

  • Must have a PhD

  • It is open to international candidates (eligibility varies depending on the type of fellowship)

  • Must have a maximum of eight years of experience in research from the date of PhD award

  • Must not have resided or carried out main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary (for European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or the host organisation for the outgoing phase (for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline

  • Currently closed

Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships

https://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-prizes/grants/support-for-research/raeng-research-fellowship

  • Provide funding for up to five years

  • Must have a PhD

  • Have no more than 4 years of active full time postdoctoral experience at the time of application

  • No nationality and age restrictions for applicants

  • Currently closed

Ramsay Fellowship

https://www.soci.org/awards/scholarships-and-fellowships/ramsay-fellowship

  • Funding can be requested for up to two years

  • Must have a PhD

  • It is open to international candidates

  • There is no requirement based on the PhD award date or submission

  • Currently open. Application Deadline: 15 November 2022

Newton International Fellowship

 

https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-international/

  • Provide funding for two years

  • Must have a PhD

  • Have no more than 7 years of active full time postdoctoral experience at the time of application

  • 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

  • Currently closed

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/sage/research/

  • Funding can be requested for up to two years

  • Must be an EPSRC-funded PhD student

  • Currently closed

EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/epsrc-postdoctoral-fellowship/

  • Funding can be requested for up to three years

  • Must have a PhD

  • It is open to international candidates

  • There is no requirement based on the PhD award date or submission

  • It has no deadline and you can apply any time

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship

 

https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships

 

  • Funding can be requested for up to three years

  • Must have a PhD

  • It is open to international candidates

  • Applicants who submitted their doctoral thesis not more than four years prior to the application closing date can apply

  • Opens: 1 January 2023

  • Closes: 23 February 2023