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The Postdoc Academy hosts unique fellowships for some of Cambridge’s most outstanding researchers as they reach the pivotal career transition to independence.

These schemes provide tailored, holistic support and development opportunities which enhance not only the interdisciplinary training of the Fellows, but also their capacity to build creative solutions to global challenges.

Please note that only those employed by the University, Colleges and Partner Institutes are eligible for these programmes.



Schmidt Science Fellows

Schmidt Sciences, 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.

Applications for the Schmidt Science Fellowship are now closed.

Find out more about this programme.



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.



Canada-UK Postdoctoral Fellowship for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

The Canada-UK Postdoctoral Fellowship for Innovation and Entrepreneurship supported two cohorts, from 2018 to 2020. It promoted and expanded the careers of these talented researchers, enabling them to become future world leaders and entrepreneurs.

The Fellowship cultivated 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 the Canada-UK Fellows:

2018-19 cohort

2019-20 cohort