skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Canada UK Postdoctoral Fellowships for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - apply by 25 June 2018

last modified May 21, 2018 11:29 AM
Applications are now open for a new Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on developing and strengthening the skills required for postdoctoral researchers to become successful innovators and entrepreneurs, by embedding them in internationally leading centres of excellence both in the UK and in Canada.

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.

The programme envisages setting up new exchanges between UK and Canadian academic and industrial centres of excellence particularly in science, technology and entrepreneurship.

As postdoctoral researchers are in a unique position to shape the future, the programme promotes career and industrial readiness for outstanding postdoctoral researchers.

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.

Fellows will furthermore have a chance to pursue truly independent work on novel ideas. Fellows will obtain a strong network of international expert connections and will particularly be connected and understand innovation and entrepreneurship in Canada which will facilitate entrepreneurial endeavours in Canada and the UK.

The programme will be managed by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPdA) at the University of Cambridge and is part of the University’s on-going initiatives to support and develop its large and expanding postdoctoral community. The programme is funded by the Canada-UK Foundation, Founders and donors.

You can find full details about the programme and how to apply here.

Applications must be submitted by 09:00 on 25 June 2018, and questions can be directed to .

Please note: all prospective applicants MUST attend the information day on 14 June 2018, 9am-4pm. Applications will not be considered from those who have not attended this event. 

OPdA Tweets

Upcoming events

Knowing your audience, telling stories and why this matters

Jul 24, 2018

Postdoc Centre @ Mill Lane, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1SB

Upcoming events

RSS Feed Latest news

First postdocs begin elite new fellowship programme at the University of Cambridge

Jun 28, 2018

On 14th June 2018, nine early career researchers embarked on the new Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Programme to work on major challenges facing the modern world. The programme will support these outstanding researchers in seeking to shape the future for the betterment of society.

i-Teams call for projects 2018-19

Jun 18, 2018

Are you thinking about commercialising your research, or interested in investigating new uses for it? Then i-Teams can help!

Entrepreneurship trip to Argentina - apply by 25 June

Jun 18, 2018

Are you a PhD student or a postdoc running a successful technological startup? Global Shapers will cover a trip and accommodation to share your entrepreneurial experience in Argentina.

View all news