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School of the Biological Sciences



One or more Fellowships are available for:


a biomedical scientist holding a university appointment in the United States of America or Canada to visit institutions in the University of Cambridge or Medical Research Council institutions (or other comparable institutions) associated with the University, or

a biomedical scientist working in the University of Cambridge or in a Medical Research Council institution in Cambridge to visit a university in the United States of America or Canada.

The Board of Managers shall invite nominations for candidature from the Faculty Boards of Biology and Clinical Medicine. The Managers shall give preference to candidates who are on the point of setting up an independent research program and those who have established themselves as group leaders or been appointed to faculty positions within the last 5 years.

The Fellowship will be tenable for up to one year and shall not be renewable, and will include salary (or salary supplementation) and travel between North America and Cambridge. The Managers will consider applications for periods shorter than a year; the shortest period which would be considered should be such as to provide time for some specific aim to be achieved. This would not normally, in all probability, be less than two months. The Managers will not support visits to meetings.

The tenure of the Fellowship will normally be expected to begin between 1 May 2022 and 31 April 2023.

The Managers will expect candidates to have made provisional arrangements, where necessary, for laboratory or other facilities with the head of a host institution by the time an application is submitted.

An award of a Fellowship for those not normally resident in the UK will be dependent on permission to work in the UK being obtained from the Department of Employment and the Home Office. An application for this will be made by the University after the Fellowship has been awarded.

Candidacy is not restricted to those intending to pursue laboratory studies.

Candidates are invited to submit an application form by 1 February 2023 and one page describing the proposed project (applicants should also send a list of refereed papers over the last five years). All applications must include a letter of support from both the Department from which the candidate comes and the laboratory they wish to visit.


Applications should be submitted by email to Chad Pillinger ( by 5pm on Wednesday 1 February 2023.  The Managers will announce final decisions on award of funding on 1 March 2023.


Application form (Word)

Application form (PDF)