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Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology


Remit of the Prize

Recognize accomplished young scientists for their innovative research at the intersection between biological, physical and/or mathematical sciences.


(PhD Prize Winners 2020)



Up to 2 PhDs and 2 Postdoc Prizes of £500 each per year.



1) Application Deadline: 31th October

2) Decisions will be made at the November Committee Meeting

3) The awardees will be invited to give a presentation at the Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology annual meeting.



PhD students whose dissertations were submitted or defended within the last 12 months prior to the application deadline. Postdocs up to 4-years from PhD defence at the application deadline. Please note that, in both cases, the prize will be for work predominantly carried out in Cambridge.


Application Process

1. CV (include list of publications and preprints)

2. Application form

3. Nomination letter from supervisor highlighting the:

               -  Contribution of the nominee to the work – including collaborative efforts towards multidisciplinarity

               -  Originality

               -  Independence

               -  Communication skills


Evaluation Process

Applications will be reviewed by a committee panel from different disciplines.


Other considerations

The graphical abstract from awardees will be published on our website along with a lay summary of the work.

If you have further queries please contact Margarida Rodrigues