The Centre of Astronomy and Planetary Science (CAPS) at the University of Kent is pleased to offer two fully funded STFC studentships starting in September 2020. These studentships cover home tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant (which is £15,285 for 2020/21) and are open to Home/EU students who meet UKRI residency guidelines.
CAPS is one of 6 active research groups within the School Physical Sciences and contributes to the innovative and interdisciplinary research across a broad and diverse range of topics. Kent has a rich legacy in astrophysics and planetary science since the University opened in the 1960s. Since 2005 the CAPS has operated two portfolios; one of Astrophysics (with foci on star formation and the structure of our Galaxy) and one in planetary science (with foci on comets & asteroids observational, involvement in space missions, and impact studies). The group hosts a Light Gas Gun Facility, the Beacon Observatory and SEM and Raman analytical tools.
Our dynamic research community has numerous collaborative links with colleagues in other universities and research institutions, both in the UK and overseas.
For this year’s studentships we are inviting applications from candidates interested in undertaking research the following areas:Star Formation and the Evolution of GalaxiesImpacts and AstrobiologyRotation and Accretion of Young Stellar Objects
Please note that there are two STFC Studentships available for the group and therefore there will be an internal competition and the quality of the applicants will play a role in the final decision of the group. We welcome applications from people with disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
Any enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate Admissions Team (firstname.lastname@example.org
). For more information about the School of Physical Sciences and our Research groups please visit our School pages. More details about the individual projects can be found here: https://research.kent.ac.uk/caps/phd-studentships-2020/