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Lindemann Trust Fellowships 2017-18


The English-speaking Union offers up to three grants a year worth $40,000 each for postdoctoral scientists to carry out research in the USA.

The Lindemann Trust Fellowships are awarded to graduates of exceptional promise in both the pure and applied physical sciences who have shown capacity for producing original research. These Fellowships enable postdoctoral scientists to pursue research in the USA without financial difficulty, and without being obliged to take up paid employment.

The Lindemann Trust supports research in the fields of:

  • Astronomy
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

To be eligible to apply, candidates must be British, Irish or Commonwealth citizens, resident in the UK, and have completed a doctorate since September 2014, or be expecting to complete by 30 September 2017 at the latest. Holders if established research and lecturing posts with a proven record may apply, but the Fellowship should not be regarded as a means of taking up a routine sabbatical.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 8th February 2017. Please visit for more information where applicants can also see our Lindemann Trust Fellowships 2017-18 (PDF, 1,501 KB) for full details on the Fellowships and application process.