Call for Nominations: Schmidt Science Fellowships – Deadline: July 8, 2019

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 receive a stipend of $100,000 and are supported by the program to undertake a full-time, postdoctoral study for at least one year in a world-leading laboratory in a field different from their existing area of expertise. Fellows also spend five weeks during their Fellowship year at four residential meetings around the globe where they receive bespoke training to help them become the next generation of science leaders. Please note that Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible for this opportunity. Only UBC PhD students who have completed or expect to complete all of the requirements for the conferral of their PhD between 1 May 2019 and 30 June 2020 are eligible to apply. For further information about the opportunity, such as eligibility requirements, application procedures, and nomination procedures, please visit the Graduate Studies award weblink: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/schmidt-science-fellowships.

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

  • CV of the nominee, including publications (maximum three pages)
  • Statement from the 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.
  • Proposal from the nominee (maximum two pages), addressing the following two points: (a) potential postdoctoral research direction and (b) brief rationale for up to three potential postdoctoral Fellowship labs

Nominations must be received no later than 8:00 am July 8, 2019

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