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Fellowships

There are currently two postdoctoral fellowship programmes being managed by the OPdA 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 will take outstanding Cambridge postdocs and develop them into motivated, strategic future leaders ready to pursue a range of global questions and problems. The programme will provide a unique mixture of purposeful and outcome-driven engagement opportunities for postdocs both within and outside their area of expertise, which will develop their skills as leaders and lead to a chance to pursue truly 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 final year PhD students

Schmidt Science Fellows, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust, aims to develop the next generation of science leaders to transcend disciplines, advance discovery, and solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Research is increasingly global and can affect a wide range of pressing societal challenges. In this new era, the best scientists should draw insights from across numerous different disciplines, be able to apply new techniques, and possess a broad world-view informed by the intersections between science and society.

Schmidt Science Fellows are encouraged and supported to take an ambitious scientific risk with their postdoctoral placement and are required to outline their planned interdisciplinary pivot.

The placement is a unique opportunity to study in a world-class lab anywhere in the world and candidates are encouraged to consider the flexibility and global outlook that this can entail.

This programme is currently closed for applications.

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