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Winton Cambridge-Berkeley Exchange applciation deadline 2 December 2019

The Winton Cambridge-Berkeley Exchange Programme has been established between the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability and the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute (ENSI) ( at the University of California, Berkeley to support research within the fields of these two programmes. The Programme supports exchanges for PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty in both directions for activities linked to the two Programmes and can include researchers in the wider Cambridge, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory communities. 

We are currently seeking applications for exchange visits of up to a year, with flexible starting dates for the following schemes:
    • PhD students – Winton Graduate Exchange Scholars
    • Postdoctoral researchers – Winton Postdoctoral Exchange Fellows
    • Faculty – Winton Sabbatical Visitors

Examples of previous exchanges and application details can be found via the following link

The deadline for applications for all above schemes is the 2 December 2019 with exchange visits starting in 2020.  Applications including supporting documents should be sent to the Winton Programme by email to
For further information contact Winton Programme Manager, Nalin Patel (

Research Fellowships

Are you a current or prospective postdoc interested in applying for a research fellowship to be held here? If so, the next deadline for submitting an expression of interest is 31 December 2019.  

We are keen to support early career researchers wishing to apply for fellowships (such as Royal Society or Research Council fellowships) that will help establish them as independent researchers. For example, senior postdoc Dr Jenny Zhang (pictured above) was recently awarded a BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship and has now started her own group here. And in the Knowles Lab, Aviad Levin was recently awarded the prestigious Ernest Oppenheimer Early Career Research Fellowship.

If you are interested in applying for any fellowship to be held in the Department of Chemistry, please see our guidance notes and follow the instructions for submitting an expression of interest.

For senior fellowships (i.e. fellowships requiring at least three years postdoctoral experience) we run our own selection panels twice a year to decide which applications to submit to the sponsors. We invite prospective applicants - both postdocs already here and those wishing to move to Cambridge - to submit an expression of interest for the panel to consider.

The next panel takes place in January 2020 and the deadline for submitting an expression of interest is 31st December 2019.

For junior fellowships (usually a first or second postdoctoral position), applications do not need to go to a panel. Instead we ask applicants to contact potential supervisors to discuss their proposal, and for a member of academic staff to agree to act as supervisor, before approving the application for submission to a sponsor.

For further information about fellowships, please contact Dr Howard Jones:

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