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Postdoc Academy

 

The Postdoc Academy 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 but the next call will be launching in Spring 2021 for an Autumn 2021 start. 

 

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.

 

Schmidt Science Fellowship: 2021 call now closed

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. Final Year PhD students in STEMM disciplines were invited to self-nominate for the Schmidt Science Fellows programme.

Find out more about this programme.

Applications are now closed for the 2021 programme.

Latest news

The Proactive Postdoc

18 January 2021

Our new podcast series showcases former Cambridge postdocs to shed light on how they maximised their time to learn and develop while working in the University.

Remembering Professor Chris Abell FRS FMedSci (1957-2020)

28 October 2020

A tribute to Professor Chris Abell, a kind and compassionate man who went out of his way to champion the postdoc community.

Postdoc Appreciation Week 2020 Round-up

25 September 2020

Highlights from the celebrations for Postdoc Appreciation Week 2020 at Cambridge.

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