Earth Systems Research

STFC Funded PhD Scholarship

Applications are currently invited for a Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funded PhD award made to the University of Glasgow. There are five advertised projects (note: only a single scholarship will be awarded). 

Project 1 - Volatiles and Volcanoes on Proto-planets. Supervised by: Dr Lydia Hallis, Dr Luke Daly and Prof. Martin Lee

Project 2 - A data driven multiscale approach for understanding the Solar Systems oldest materials. Supervised by: Dr Luke Daly, and Dr Joshua Einsle

Project 3 - Masters of disguise: can achondrite parent bodies hide beneath a chondritic cover? Supervised by: Dr Tobias Keller, Dr Luke Daly, Dr Josh Einsle, Prof. Martin Lee

Project 4 - Understanding the lifespan of impact-induced hydrothermal systems from X-ray tomography and numerical modelling. Supervised by: Dr Tobias Keller, Dr Alice Macente, Dr Annemarie Pickersgill, Prof. Martin Lee

Project 5 - Feldspar behaviours baffle scientists: SHOCK! Supervised by: Dr Luke Daly, Dr Annemarie Pickersgill, and Prof. Martin Lee


Application Process and Schedule:

Please apply by emailing the following documents to Prof Deborah Dixon, The application deadline is 17:00 on April 3rd, 2020, and a shortlisting for interview will take place by April 10th. The funded PhD will start in October 2020.

Applicants are requested to submit:

  • Degree transcripts.
  • One reference (sent directly by the referee to
  • A two page CV.
  • A statement of interest that indicates how your skillsets and research experience fit with the project, and how you plan on taking the project forward as an independent researcher (maximum of 1000 words excluding references).



Applicants must:

  • Have as a minimum a 1st Class or 2:1 Honours undergraduate degree (or expect to obtain by the start date) as a pre-requisite for consideration for the scholarship (and preferably a Master`s degree).
  • Be available to start the PhD in October 2020.