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Brief Description

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.

UBC is one of 100 universities that have each been invited to nominate students to the international competition, through which at least 20 Schmidt Science Fellows will be selected.


In order to be eligible for nomination and potential selection as a Schmidt Science Fellow, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Have conducted their graduate degree in the natural sciences (Astronomy, Biology - including Neurobiology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences), Engineering, Mathematics, or Computing – and all sub-disciplines therein.

  • Have completed or expect to complete all of the requirements for the conferral of their Ph.D. in one of these fields between 1 May 2019 and 30 June 2020. Note: to be nominated by UBC, candidates must have received (or will receive) their Ph.D. from UBC.

  • Be available for the entire period of the 2020-2021 program, from July 2020 to July 2021, including attendance at each Global Meeting.


Likely July 2020

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