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Lu Postdoctoral Fellowship


Established in 2022, the Lu Postdoctoral Fellowship is named after the department’s first chair, our respected professor Jufu Lu. The mission of the Lu Fellowship is to discover and encourage talented and promising Ph.D. recipients in all areas of astrophysics and provide them with the opportunity to initiate and pursue independent research.


Applicants are expected to have completed the degree requirements for a Ph.D. in astronomy or related fields at the time of appointment, with a demonstrated track record of research. Candidates from all areas of astrophysics will be considered, but priority will be given to those whose research can be closely aligned with the department’s current research activities. Fellows are selected based on their academic achievement and the promise of their scientific research.

Terms of appointment/benefits

The program appoints up to two new Fellows each year. The initial appointment will be for two years, with a possible renewal for a third year. The preferred starting date is September 2023 or earlier. The fellowship offers a competitive salary compared to the local standard. In addition, all Lu Fellows will receive annual research funding that covers the Fellow's research activities, such as observing, travel, computing, and publications.

Application material

Applications must include a curriculum vitae with a list of publications and a research plan, and arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to shaoxy[at]xmu.edu.cn. Please also include a cover letter that indicates you are applying for the Lu Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Important dates/deadlines

Application deadline: January 31, 2023

Selection deadline: April 30, 2023


Attention to: Ms. Xingyu Shao

Email: shaoxy[at]xmu.edu.cn