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School of the Biological Sciences

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This scheme provides funding for biomedical scientists to visit external institutions for up to one year.

Applications are now open! Deadline: 1 February 2024


You can apply to the Parke Davis Exchange Fellowship if you are:

  • 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.

We will give priority to applicants who are setting up their independent research programme or have been appointed group leaders to faculty positions within the last 5 years.


What we offer

The funds will include salary (or salary supplementation) and travel between North America and Cambridge, for periods between 2 months and one year.


How to apply

Complete the application form and email it to Chad Pillinger (, alongside:

  • one page describing the proposed project, including a list of peer-reviewed publications over the last five years
  • letter of support from your Department
  • letter of support from the laboratory you would like to visit


Download the application form (word)

Download the application form (pdf)

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