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Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

Department of Physics

Stage 2 of the Winton Scholarships for 2022 are open, for only those applicants who completed an Expression of Interest in December 2021 and have been accepted by the Department of Physics PhD programme.

The next stage of applications involves submission of a 2-page research proposal, deadline for submissions is 18 March 2022. 




PhD Studentships in Physics of Sustainability

University of Cambridge – Department of Physics

Limit of tenure: 3.5 years

Advances in fundamental physics have the potential to address the demands of a growing population, rising greenhouse gas emissions, 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 Department of Physics, however interdisciplinary activities with other University Departments is highly encouraged. 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 2022. Awards will provide for all University and College fees due, maintenance at the current UK Research Council level (£15,609 per annum in 2021/22), 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 it to Dr Lata Sahonta, Programme Manager of the Winton Programme ( by 13 December 2021 to express an interest in applying for a Winton Scholarship.

Applicants are required to also submit a standard application to the University via the Applicant Portal - see

Closing date for Expression of Interest: 13 December 2021

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