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We are looking for the brightest minds in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering and computing who are interested in broadening their horizons and pursuing a challenging and rewarding period of study with the world’s leading academics and institutions

Candidates should demonstrate:


Scientific Curiosity

Desire to achieve a broad level of exposure to and knowledge in cutting-edge innovations and research across the sciences


Extraordinary Achievement

Clear record of academic achievement in the sciences at leading institutions of higher learning


Intellectual Spark

High degree of intelligence, energy, and intellectual curiosity that will drive future scientific discoveries


Global Ambitions

The will to make a lasting impact in the sciences and society, pursuing knowledge that will benefit the world by engaging in ambitious research and displaying great perseverance throughout the scientific process


A genuine and demonstrable interest in society and global challenges combined with a desire to use personal talents and expertise to make a positive difference in the world


Collaborative Spirit

Demonstrated history of effective collaboration with diverse team members

Use of Innovative Tools

General interest and comfort in using innovative technological tools, such as modern computing and data science techniques


Alignment with the Program

Interest in pursuing a year or more of postdoctoral study in a field different from the topic of study for which the applicant received their doctorate




For nomination and selection for our 2020 cohort, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Have conducted their graduate degree in the natural sciences (Astronomy, Biology, 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 PhD in one of these fields between 1 May 2019 and 30 June 2020.
  • Be available for the entire period of the 2020-2021 program, from July 2020 to July 2021, including attendance at each Global Meeting.