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We are eager to welcome postdoctoral researchers to the CMS. Project-specific opportunities are advertised on our News page and on our public mailing list. In addition to this, there are several recurring postdoctoral fellowship programmes available that can support a position at the CMS. These include:

Most funders also require the applicant to be an early-career researcher, which normally means that not too many years have elapsed since the award of the doctorate.

Most fellowship calls happen on an approximately yearly basis. This means that if you've missed a given call for applications, and the next call has yet to be announced, you can expect it to happen approximately one year after the previous call.

Please check the funder guidelines for the final word on eligibility; also see the Faculty's Postdoctoral Opportunities page for more information about applying for these opportunities. Please also contact the CMS Director Peter Harrison ( to discuss potential topics and strategies for applications.

For fellowships other than Junior Research Fellowships, the University typically has its own internal deadlines several weeks before the advertised funder deadlines. Even if no internal deadline is stated, the Research Office requires significant notice in advance of an application. Please therefore get in touch well in advance (e.g. two months) of funder deadlines to signal your intention to apply for a given fellowship.

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Lottie Anstee receives PhD scholarship from Goldsmiths

21 February 2024

We are very pleased to hear that Lottie Anstee, former undergraduate student at the Centre for Music and Science, has just received a PhD scholarship from Goldsmiths, University of London. Lottie will be starting the PhD in September, working with Lauren Stewart and Katie Rose Sanfilippo. The project concerns developing a...

Xiaoxuan Wang secures PhD position at the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab at EPFL, Switzerland

2 February 2024

We are delighted for Xiaoxuan Wang, MPhil student at our Centre for Music and Science in 2022-23, who has just accepted a PhD position at the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab (DCML) at EPFL, Switzerland. The DCML is run by Martin Rohrmeier, himself an alumnus of the Centre for Music and Science. The current plan is to...