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CNIO Fellowships for Young Researchers Trained

CNIO Fellowships for Young Researchers Trained in the UK/USA

CNIO Fellowships for Young Researchers Trained in the UK/USA Programme is available to support highly motivated young scientists who have been trained in the UK or in the USA. This programme is supported by the Banco Santander Foundation.

This award is designed for those wish to start or continue their postdoctoral training at one of the world’s leading comprehensive cancer centres.

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The purpose of the fellowship programme is to provide young scientists with cutting-edge cancer research training in an interdisciplinary and internationally competitive environment.

Founded in 1998, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) offers advanced technological support to research programs. The aim of the centre is to develop new and more effective approaches to preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer.

Application Deadline: July 10, 2020

Brief Description

  • Organization: Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Postdoctoral
  • Award: Varies
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in the UK/USA


  • Eligible Countries: Applications are accepted from around the world.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Pursue a postdoctoral training program will be awarded in any subject offered by the university
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Enrolment in a predoctoral and/or postdoctoral training programme in a recognized research centre in the UK or in the USA for at least 24 months during the past 3 years (from June 1, 2017, to July 10, 2020).
  • Hold a PhD degree. Candidates who are expected to obtain their degree before July 10, 2020, are eligible provided that their thesis supervisor accredits this circumstance in his/her letter of reference.
  • In the case that the candidate was awarded a fellowship but did not obtain the PhD degree before the date mentioned above, his/her position would be offered to the next candidate on the waiting list.
  • At least one first-author publication either published or accepted before the application deadline in a relevant international peer-reviewed journal in the Medicine & Life Sciences field.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: For applications, the online application form has to be used (https://apps.cnio.es/ing/cursos/programapostdoctorado-form-uk.asp). The applicant is responsible for the veracity, accuracy and completeness of the data provided in the online application form.
  • Supporting Documents: Candidates must upload all required documents such as two letters of reference; one of them has to be provided by the thesis supervisor.
  • Admission Requirements: For admission, applicants must hold a PhD degree from a recognized university.
  • Language Requirement: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.


  • Two successful candidates have the opportunity of spending two years at the centre developing an ambitious research project.
  • The selected candidate will be employed by the CNIO through a working contract in accordance with Spanish laws and regulations and will be entitled to all benefits available to regular CNIO employees.
  • Accordingly, contracts fully cover social security, including sickness and parental benefits, pension rights and unemployment benefits. During the duration of their contract, the postdoctoral scientist must work full time at the CNIO.

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