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A warm welcome from Prof Chris Abell

In my role as Director of Postdoctoral Affairs, I welcome you to Cambridge. I hope that your time here is enjoyable, exciting and productive.

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Calling all inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs

Cambridge Enterprise works with members of the University to help them commercialise their research and provide consultancy services to industry. They give vital support to early-stage companies, helping them develop innovative technology ventures which benefit society and the wider economy.

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A unique fellowship

The Branco Weiss Fellowship awards young researchers around the world with a generous grant, giving them the freedom to work on whatever topic they choose anywhere in the world, for up to five years. It is designed to support postdoctoral researchers after their PhD and before their first faculty appointment, but those in postdoctoral positions are also eligible. The deadline is 15-1-15.

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Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship

The Royal Society's Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship scheme is now open for applications (closing date 12-1-2015). This scheme provides funding for outstanding, early-career scientists in the UK who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues.

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Christmas closure

The Postdoc Centre will be closed from Friday 19-12-14 until the New Year. It will reopen on Monday 5-1-15. Please note that no room bookings will be processed during this period.

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The UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

An agreement between funders and employers to improve the support for researchers in UK universities.

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Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge

EPOC is a new group for postdocs interested in entrepreneurship. EPOC will be officially launching in 2015.

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The Philippe WIENER - Maurice ANSPACH Foundation aims to strengthen the relations between the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. It awards fellowships to researchers who have obtained their doctoral degree from the University of Oxford or Cambridge and who wish to carry out research at the Université libre de Bruxelles. These fellowships are open to researchers from all fields and the deadline for applications is 27-3-2015.

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New web resources for researchers

Vitae has just launched a range of web resources and pages especially for research staff.

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