Call for Applications: Schmidt Science Fellowships – Deadline: Thursday, July 16

Call for Applications: 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 to pursue a one year postdoctoral placement at a world-leading laboratory anywhere in the world in a disciplinary pivot from their PhD.

UBC is one of 100 universities worldwide that have each been invited to nominate students to the international competition.  In 2019, 20 Schmidt Science Fellows were selected to be recipients globally.

Each UBC graduate program is invited to submit 1 nomination to the university-wide competition. Given the highly competitive nature of this opportunity, graduate programs will nominate only an exceptional individual who will stand out amongst top candidates from around the world. Successful nominees will be invited directly by the Schmidt Science Fellows program to submit a full application at a later date.

Value: $100,000 for one year

A complete application will consist of the following, submitted as PDF documents attached to a single email, sent to no later than 8:00AM Thursday July 16, 2020 :

  • 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 of postdoctoral study in a field different from the applicant’s PhD discipline 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

For further information about the opportunity, such as eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application procedures, please visit our webpage: