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

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October 17, 2019

The 6th request for proposals for the Visiting Scholar or Visiting Postdoc Fellowships at Stanford Bio-X funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF) will be opening soon.  With this call, we will be accepting and reviewing postdoctoral-level interdisciplinary bioscience project proposals from scientists who have significant association to Denmark’s academic/research environment and will have obtained their PhD degrees or similar qualifications within 5 years of the fellowship start date (sometime between Sept 2020 and Jan 2021).  Up to 2 fellows will be selected to carry out these projects 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.  

9 scholars have already been selected in the 5 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, Bioengineering, and Cardiovascular-Medicine.

For faculty who are interested in potentially hosting a fellow from this program, please let Hanwei Li know so that she can create a short lab research profile for you on the Bio-X website.  This will help interested Danish applicants in their search for Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty of interest.  We also recommend that you reach out to the faculty who already are hosting or have hosted accepted fellows in this program to learn about connecting with Danish scientists to find potential applicants.  You can do that by clicking here and reaching out to the first PI listed under each fellow’s name.  As it can take time to build the right connection, it'll be good to start even before the call goes live to at least talk about the research project.  

The development of this fellowship started back in 2010 when Stanford Bio-X cultivated a 2012 Novo Nordisk-sponsored research project, as well as an affiliate membership partnering with the University of Aarhus.  Through numerous in-depth conversations with NNF's top executives, Stanford Bio-X has officially partnered with NNF since 2014 to establish this joint visiting scholar or visiting postdoc fellowship program.  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.  

A separate announcement will also be sent out when the call officially goes live.  

For any questions at the moment, please also email Hanwei Li.

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