Call for Nominations: Schmidt Science Fellowships – Deadline: August 6, 2018

Call for Nominations: Schmidt Science Fellowships

The Schmidt Science Fellows program aims to provide the next generation of scientific leaders and innovators with an exceptional opportunity. Fellows will receive a stipend of $100,000 to support their involvement in two core program components: (i) a full-time, 11+ month postdoctoral research study in a field-leading laboratory, focusing on a discipline in the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics or computing that is different from their existing area of expertise and planned future focus and (ii) a series of four global meetings at the world’s leading academic institutions, interspersed across the duration of the fellowship. To be considered eligible, individuals must have received or expect to receive a PhD in natural sciences (including life, physical, and earth sciences), engineering, mathematics, or computing between May 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Further information is available at: https://schmidtsciencefellows.org/.

UBC is one of 75 universities that have each been invited to nominate up to seven students to an international competition, through which 12 Schmidt Science Fellows will be selected. Each UBC graduate program is invited to submit one nomination (current PhD or postdoctoral fellow) to a university-wide competition. Given the highly competitive nature of this opportunity, graduate programs should nominate only an exceptional individual who will stand out amongst top doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world.

A complete nomination will consist of the following, submitted as PDF documents attached to a single email, sent to admissions@mech.ubc.ca:

  1. CV of the nominee, including publications (maximum three pages)
  2. statement from nominee (maximum one page), addressing the following two points: (a) alignment with the Schmidt Fellows program – interest in pursuing a year or more of postdoctoral study in a field different from the topic of study for which the nominee received his/her doctorate and (b) collaborative spirit – demonstrated history of effective collaboration with diverse team members.

Nominations must be received no later than 8:00am August 6, 2018.

Successful nominees will be invited directly by the Schmidt Science Fellows program to submit a full application at a later date.