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The World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils are the world’s foremost interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting innovative thinking to shape a sustainable and inclusive future for all.

The network convenes more than 800 of the most relevant and knowledgeable thought leaders from academia, government, business and civil society, grouped in expertise-based, thematic councils. It is an invitation-only community, and members are nominated for a one-year period.

Fellows play a crucial role in councils by being responsible for capturing, synthesising and disseminating knowledge and insights from the councils’ deliberations. A number of the 40 councils are looking for postdoctoral researchers to fill their Fellow positions.

The GFC Fellowship is an unparalleled opportunity for promising young scholars to develop design-thinking skills and to build their network while gaining exposure to multistakeholder discussions by working with leading experts from around the world.

Are you interested in working in one of the World Economic Forum Global Future Councils? 

Do you think you have the right expertise to help shape the future of a thematic council and improve the state of the world?

You can find more information and details of how to apply here.

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Postdoc Appreciation Week 2020 Round-up

25 September 2020

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

Postdoc Academy Podcasts - how can we improve the research culture at Cambridge?

22 September 2020

What is research culture? Why is there a problem with it at Cambridge and across academia? What we can all do to improve it? We discussed these questions and more with some special guests for a Postdoc Appreciation Week podcast!

Postdoc Appreciation Week 2020!

24 August 2020

Postdoc Appreciation Week is celebrated around the world in September each year - and this year we're going big! Find out what's in store for you between 21-25 September.

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