The Blavatnik Cambridge Fellowship programme is designed to further strengthen British-Israeli scientific relations by developing the academic capacities of Israel’s brightest young scientists and creating connections that will last through their whole academic careers. It enables Israel’s most outstanding young scientists working in the fields of life sciences, physical sciences and engineering to pursue their first international postdoctoral studies with world-leading research groups in one of the world’s best universities, the University of Cambridge.

Blavatnik Cambridge Fellows are selected through an annual Call for Applications. The Fellows receive an annual stipend of £30,000 for their two-year Fellowship. An Additional Professional Development Fund of up to £6,000 for each of the two-years of the Fellowship is made available to each Fellow to support direct research costs including bench fees, conference attendance and visa fees. 

Subject to set criteria and availability of funds, Fellows will also be able to apply for partially paid/unpaid Parental Leave, as well as for assistance with some of the costs of pre-school childcare.

Fellows are expected to return to Israel and establish themselves as lab leaders using the knowledge and links they have made in the UK.

The Blavatnik Cambridge Fellowships are administered by the British Council in Israel on behalf of the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

These young researchers are all inventive trailblazers with stellar accomplishments in their respective fields and great future promise.” said Sir Leonard Blavatnik, founder and chairman of Access Industries and head of the Blavatnik Family Foundation “Their research in the coming years will lead to discoveries that will improve the world and benefit mankind”. 

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