Fellowships

Lindemann Fellowships, each worth $130,000, are designed as an early post-doctoral opportunity, and are awarded to graduates of exceptional promise in both the pure and applied physical sciences, who have shown capacity for producing original research. Each Fellowship lasts for two years.

The subject areas eligible are defined broadly to include all areas of the physical sciences and mathematics, as well as their interfaces with the life sciences.

We are currently closed for applications, but will re-open in October 2024 for 2025-27 Fellowships. For more information, please click here

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The Lindemann Trust Fellowships enable post-doctoral scientists to pursue research at a host institution in the USA without financial difficulty, and without being obliged to take up paid employment. Recent fellows have pursued research at universities and research institutions across the USA, including Harvard, Stanford, Duke, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Alumni include Professor Roger Davies (former President of the Royal Astronomical Society) and Sir Graham Hills (physical Chemist and former Governor of the BBC). In addition to the Fellowship, candidates receive £1,000 towards their airfare.

You can read more about our former Fellows, their Fellowships and their subsequent careers here. 

The Lindemann Trust believes that diversity is essential for delivering excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and that there are varied research career paths. We are committed to increasing diversity in STEM and aim to promote and encourage this through our application process, regularly reviewing and revising it to ensure that all talented applicants have an equal chance of success. We are particularly keen to attract and support more applications from underrepresented groups, and candidates who fall into this category are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.