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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. 

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