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The OPdA manages two postdoctoral fellowship programmes as part of the University’s on-going endeavour to support and develop its large and expanding postdoctoral community.

Please note that only those employed by the University, Colleges and Partner Institutes are eligible for these programmes.


Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship  

The Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowships have been developed in honour of Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, a pioneer in the biomedical sciences, who when Vice-Chancellor of the University led and shaped the development of key provisions for Cambridge’s postdoc community.

The Borysiewicz Fellowships takes outstanding Cambridge postdocs and develops them into motivated, strategic future leaders ready to pursue a range of global questions and problems. The programme provides a unique mixture of purposeful and outcome-driven engagement opportunities for postdocs both within and outside their area of expertise, which develops their skills as leaders to pursue independent work on novel ideas.

Find out more about this programme.

This programme is closed for new applications till 2020.


Canada-UK Postdoctoral Fellowship for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

The Canada UK Postdoctoral (CanUK) Fellowships for Innovation and Entrepreneurship aim to promote and expand the careers of talented Postdoctoral researchers to enable them to become future world-leaders and entrepreneurs who will create new technologies and expand the impact graduates will have in creating new jobs and economic growth.

It aims to create and cultivate a cadre of motivated and strategic early-career researchers with international experience, top-level skills and global contacts across academia and industry.

Find out more about this programme.

This programme is closed for new applications till 2020.


Schmidt Science Fellowship for Iast-year graduate students

In late spring, last-year graduate students are invited to apply for a Schmidt Science Fellowship managed and overseen by The Rhodes Trust. The 2020 call will be advertised through this website. 

In the meanwhile please abstain from any further enquiries. 

Find out more about this programme.

This programme is closed for new applications till 2020.

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