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Visiting Scholar or Postdoc Fellowships @ Stanford Bio-X funded by Novo Nordisk Foundation

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November 5, 2018

The 5th request for proposals for the Visiting Scholar or Postdoc Fellowships at Stanford Bio-X funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF) is open, and Stanford Bio-X and NNF are looking forward to reviewing interdisciplinary bioscience project proposals.  PLEASE NOTE: selected awardees of the program will be given the title of either visiting scholar or visiting postdoc depending on how they are appointed in their Danish hosting institution for the duration of their fellowship.  The proposals will be carried out by visiting scholars or postdocs for 3 years at Stanford under the mentorship of at least 2 Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty before returning to his/her hosting Danish institution for the last and 4th year.  To look for potential hosting faculty, please click here for the full list of Bio-X affiliated faculty, and here for affiliated faculty who have specifically indicated interest in hosting a potential fellow.

Through a relationship that started back in 2010 which led to a 2012 Novo Nordisk-sponsored research projectaffiliate membership partnering with the University of Aarhus, and numerous in-depth conversations with NNF's top executives, Stanford Bio-X has partnered with NNF since 2014 in establishing this joint visiting scholar or postdoc fellowship program.  The fellowship supports visiting scholars or postdocs with a significant association to Denmark's academic or research environment to conduct exemplary interdisciplinary research at Stanford. The program is designed to strengthen the exchange of scientific expertise between Stanford and Denmark while also enhancing the fellows' research experience and training at the highest international level.  

8 scholars have already been selected in the 4 previous rounds and hosted in the following Stanford departments: Radiation Oncology, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Chemical & Systems Biology, Biomedical Data Science,Biology, Materials Science and Engineering, Neurobiology, and Bioengineering.  

Up to 2 new fellowships will be awarded in 2019 with applications due on February 11, 2019 @ 2 pm CET.  To learn about eligibility and the application process, click below!  

Questions, please email Hanwei Li.

VISITING SCHOLAR or Postdoc FELLOWSHIP JOINT PROGRAM