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Winton Scholarships for PhD Candidates Starting 2021

Department of Physics

The Fund Managers of the Winton Programme invite applications for Scholarships from those starting PhD study in the area of Physics of Sustainability from October 2021. To be eligible candidates must have a supervisor from the Department of Physics with co-supervisors in other departments permitted. 

Awards will provide for all university and college fees due, maintenance at the current UK Research Council level (£15,285 per annum in 2020/21), and a contribution to research expenses. Awards may also be made to supplement part-support from other sources, with funding available for home and overseas students.

Applicants should complete an Expression of Interest form (Click here to download form) and send to the Winton Programme by email ( by 3 December 2020 to express an interest in applying for a Winton Scholarship.  

In addition, a two-page research proposal will need to be completed and submitted by 14 February 2021.  The proposal needs to cover the scientific challenges this research would address and how the proposal fits with the board theme of the Physics of Sustainability and should include the following:

  • Summary of the project (including name(s) of potential supervisors)
  • Description of the project and state of the art
  • Objectives of the project

Applicants are required to also submit a standard application through the University Graduate Admissions portal - see

Closing date for expression of interest: 3 December 2020.  

For further information contact the Winton Programme Manager, Dr Nalin Patel (

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