Working with us

The Winton Exoplanet Fellowship

The Winton Exoplanet Fellowship Programme is an initiative to provide an opportunity for exceptional recent doctoral scientists to conduct novel theoretical and observational research into planetary astronomy. The fellowship programme supports postdoctoral fellows working on the detection and characterisation of exoplanets, with the goal of advancing our fundamental understanding of their formation, structure, and potential habitability.
For more information please visit the Astronomy Group webpage.
Further information about the Winton Philanthropies initiative in exoplanets can be found at .


Opportunities to work with us as Summer student:
We offer summer projects for undergraduate students. These projects can be in one discipline only, but cross-disciplinary work is also envisioned. Please contact potential supervisors.
Possible funding sources are:
  —  Cormack Scholarship and Piazzi Smyth Scholarship
  —  Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship
  —  Royal Astronomical Society Undergraduate Research Bursaries
  —  Laidlaw Undergraduate Internship Programme in Research and Leadership

Opportunities to work with us as PhD student through independent funding schemes:
  —  Carnegie-Caledonian PhD Scholarships   (student needs to be from a Scottish university)
  —  Russell Trust   (supports travel costs connected with research)
  —  Iapetus DTP studentships
  —  China Scholarship Council   (available for Chinese nationals)

Study abroad
St Andrews has an ERASMUS partnership agreement with the University of Jena for student exchange in Physics & Astronomy:
  —  St Andrews students see here
  —  Jena students look here