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Cambridge Exoplanet Research Centre


Further to the recent initiative from Winton Philanthropies to offer Winton Exoplanet Fellowships(1), we invite applications from young scientists with PhD (obtained by September 30th, 2017), interested in   conducting theoretical or observational research in planetary/exoplanetary astronomy in a department affiliated to the Cambridge Exoplanet Research Centre(2). 

To apply, send by 4th July 2017, to D. Queloz (, a single pdf file including:

1. A letter of intent with explicit mention of one or two potential faculty hosts3 

2. Curriculum Vitae 

3. A concise research proposal (1 page, excluding references and figures)

4. Publication list

During the summer, selected candidates will be invited by identified host faculty members to collaborate on the application material and complete research proposal to be submitted by September 1st, 2017 to Winton Philanthropies. 

Candidates will not be permitted to participate in multiple applications with different institutions and must be in a position to hold the Fellowship at a UK university. 

In October 2017 Winton Philanthropies will announce awardees and the fellowships must commence within six months of the award.

Information about the Cambridge Exoplanet Research Centre may be found at

Information about the Winton Philanthropies initiative in exoplanets may be found at

Important dates:

 July 4th  Deadline to send initial applications to

September 1st  Full application submitted to Winton Philanthropies

April 2018  Fellowship commenced


Contact : Professor Didier Queloz (





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