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Society in Science – The Branco Weiss Fellowship, Applications due January 15

Modified: November 21, 2016

Society in Science – The Branco Weiss Fellowship is a unique postdoc program. It awards young researchers around the world with a generous personal research grant, giving them the freedom to work on whatever topic they choose anywhere in the world, for up to five years. This research fellowship is designed to support postdoctoral researchers after their PhD and before their first faculty appointment; those in current postdoctoral positions are also eligible. Ideally, fellows pursue unconventional projects in new areas of science, engineering and social sciences. Applicants should have the competencies to design a surprisingly novel and scientifically rigorous research project which blazes new trails, profiting from the freedom uniquely offered by the fellowship. Individuals are eligible for the 2017 campaign if they:

  • officially hold a PhD on January 15, 2017
  • have a project departs from the mainstream of research in their discipline
  • have a record of outstanding scientific achievement
  • demonstrate in the proposal a willingness to engage in a dialogue on relevant social, cultural, political or economic issues across the frontiers of their discipline. 

Applications will not be forwarded for evaluation if individual applicants

  • have not officially completed a PhD by January 15, 2017
  • have a PhD that was awarded more than five years ago, as of January 15, 2017
  • already hold or have held a faculty or faculty-equivalent position (e.g. assistant professor, lecturer)
  • were born before January 1, 1983.

Applications are due January 15, 2017. More information is available.


Training Grant Director