The Faculty of Science of Leiden University invites applications for the 2017 Leiden/Huygens Fellowships. These prize fellowships are awarded to worldwide graduates with a demonstrated talent for fundamental research, who seek to pursue an ambitious PhD project of up to 4 years, on a topic of their choice in astronomy, mathematics, physics, or chemistry. Preference is given to candidates who can bridge these disciplines.
Leiden/Huygens Fellows are employed by Leiden University in one of the Graduate Schools of the Faculty of Science. In addition to a competitive monthly salary (increasing progressively from € 2000-2600/month), the Fellowship comes with a € 4000/year annual budget for project related expenses.
Candidates for a Leiden/Huygens Fellowship are asked to submit an outline for a research project and to arrange for a supporting letter by the faculty member who is prepared to supervise the PhD project. (Preferably, the project is supported by more than a single faculty member from different institutes.) Here you can find an overview of faculty members and their research topics, in the fields of
Applications are to be submitted electronically, following these instructions. The deadline is January 25, 2017. This call is now closed.