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If you would like to develop your own ideas, the following grant-awarding bodies may be worth considering:
  1. Royal Society postdoctoral fellowship scheme
  2. NERC postdoctoral fellowship scheme
  3. Royal commission for the Exhibition of 1851 22nd February deadline
  4. EU Marie Curie fellowships
  5. College postdoctoral fellowships
  6. Herchel Smith fellowship for those from the physical sciences wishing to conduct biological research

I am more than happy to help you prepare a proposal.


Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Four Posts)

School of the Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge - Academic Division

The Managers of the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Fund invite applications for four Fellowships to be held in a Department in the School of the Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge from 1 October 2013 or otherwise by negotiation. Preference will be given to those working at the interface with the physical sciences (for example using computational, engineering, mathematical or systems biology approaches) and who have or can develop appropriate links with colleagues in the physical sciences. The Fellowships are available for between two or three years.

In accordance with Dr Smith's will, candidature is limited to candidates who have obtained their PhD degree, or equivalent, within the last three years at any university but normally excluding Cambridge and Harvard. The stipend will be on the University's Postdoctoral Research Associate scale, currently between £27,578 to £35,938 per annum, with a research allowance of £13,000 in the first year and £11,000 thereafter. An application pack and further details on the application process can be found at or from the Secretary to the Fund Managers, Tel. +44 (0)1223 764987, e-mail .

More information about the School of the Biological Sciences and its Departments can be found on the School’s website: For discipline-related queries, please contact the relevant Head of Department. Closing date for applications: 5pm 3 December 2012.