EPSRC National Fellowships in Fluid Dynamics (NFFDy)

Closing Date: 03/05/2022

Postdoctoral fellowships lasting up to three years are available in any science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) area related to fluid dynamics.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is offering postdoctoral National Fellowships in Fluid Dynamics (NFFDy) of up to three years in any science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) area related to fluid dynamics.

Despite many students graduating with fluid dynamics PhDs each year, there are currently far fewer postdoctoral positions or fellowships available in the UK. There is therefore a significant need to broaden training at the postdoctoral level, particularly at the intersection of data-driven and physics-based modelling and exposure to experiments and numerics.

NFFDy provide a route for the most talented PhD graduates in fluid dynamics to stay in this research area and contribute to the advancement of the field in the UK. They aim to address the emerging need for advanced training in fluid dynamics to manage and interpret the data generated by:

  • Computational fluid dynamics.
  • Laboratory experiments.
  • Real-world observational measurements.

Applicants should have an idea for a programme of work that will deliver research with a focus on fluid dynamics. A core aim of the scheme is to connect NFFDy fellows with the UK fluids community as they prepare their proposals to enable them to be supported by the community and align their research to areas of significant long term interest to the UK.

The EPSRC has provided funding to establish the NFFDy Hub to achieve this, which applicants can access in order to develop their proposals with the UK Fluids community, make best use of existing research within the UK, identify leadership roles within the UK community, and tune their Expressions of Interest towards strategically-important research areas. Other hub objectives are to provide fellows with resources, mentoring and training to help them pursue their research vision, to encourage the fellows to advocate more broadly for fluid dynamics, and to horizon scan for new research ideas.

Along with a salary, the awards will provide significant resources to help fellows progress in their career and move from postdoctoral to principal investigator level. Successful fellows will be expected to use their awards to:

  • Promote the development, sharing and exploitation of high-quality, sustainable research in fluid dynamics.
  • Demonstrate leadership in the fluid dynamics research communities and acting as ambassadors and advocates for UK fluid dynamics research.
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer by fostering collaborative relationships with academic and industrial partners both in the UK and internationally.

Fellowships will commence between January and June 2023. Fellowships can last for up to three years, and shorter durations may be supported. Applicants may spend between 50% and 100% of their time on the fellowship.

Funding body Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S23563
Category Engineering and Physical Sciences

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