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The Postdoc Academy manages 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 Interdisciplinary Fellowship  

The Borysiewicz Fellowship 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.

Applications for the third round of the Borysiewicz Interdisciplinary Fellowship are now closed.  



Canada-UK Postdoctoral Fellowship for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

The Canada-UK Postdoctoral Fellowship for Innovation and Entrepreneurship aims to promote and expand the careers of talented 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 currently closed for new applications.



Schmidt Science Fellowship

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 are invited to self-nominate for the Schmidt Science Fellows programme.

Find out more about this programme.

This programme is currently closed for the 2022 programme.