Scholarship Description: The Governing Body of Downing College, Cambridge, is delighted to offer two Research Fellowships i.e. Kim and Julianna Silverman and Mays-Wild Research Fellowship for a period of 3 years from April 1st, 2019 at the earliest with renewal possible for a further 2 years.

The competition is open to existing post-doctoral engineers and scientists who are able to demonstrate outstanding intellectual ability and a programme of activity with the potential to improve over time the lives of others.

Scholarship Provider: Downing College is a unique academic community: diverse, close-knit and committed. The College’s purpose is to provide a world-class education to the students with the most potential in each subject, whatever their means or social background.

Degree Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.

Available Subject: The successful candidate will have a background that encompasses and sometimes transcends traditional academic disciplines including, but not limited to, the following general research areas: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Physical Geography, Physics, and Synthetic Biology.

Scholarship Benefits: The Fellowship will be supported by a research costs fund of up to £10,000 p.a.

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Number of ScholarshipsTwo research fellowships are available.

Eligible Nationalities: Fellowship is available for International students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Kim and Julianna Silverman Research Fellowship 2019

The competition is open to existing postdoctoral engineers and scientists who are able to demonstrate outstanding intellectual ability and a programme of activity with the potential to improve over time the lives of others.

Mays-Wild Research Fellowship 2019

This Fellowship is open to graduates in any area of Physical Natural Sciences from any University and is for 3 years from October 2019.  It is intended to support the early careers of exceptionally talented researchers who will go on to make significant contributions in any field of the Physical Natural Sciences including, but not limited to, Astronomy, Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences.

Application Procedure: Applications require a research proposal in addition to the applicant’s CV, research output to date and must be accompanied by three references that comment on your research output and potential. Full application details are provided in the further particulars. Interviews for the Kim and Julianna Silverman Research Fellowship and for the May-Wild Fellowship will be held in February 2019. Anyone interested in applying for one of these Fellowships should note that the standard needed to progress to the later stages of the competition is high. Further information can be obtained from research-fellowship-at-dow.cam.ac.uk.

Scholarship Link

Deadline: December 7, 2018


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