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The Fellowship Programme awards approximately 200 Fellowships per year. Around half are for research work (experimental or theoretical physics) under a Senior Fellowship and half are for advanced development work and related research in a broad range of applied science, computing and engineering either under a Junior or a Senior Fellowship depending on the qualifications and experience of the individual. Fellowships are intended for recent graduates from university or higher technical institutes, or university postgraduates who want to work in a research group. Research fellows in experimental or theoretical physics normally have terminated their studies for a doctorate (PhD or equivalent) while Fellowships in applied science, computing and engineering are open to recent graduates at Bachelor level and above.
CERN is proud to be involved in COFUND a European Commission Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action to stimulate mobility and career development through fellowship programmes. Contract negotiations are in the final stages with the European Commission and, subject to completion, we will be offering a limited number of 3-year Fellowships to top-ranked Senior Fellows through the COFUND programme from the November 2015 until the May 2017 committees. A feature of the COFUND programme is the possibility to spend up to 12 months of the Fellow contract at another institute, provided that the work still corresponds to the original project at CERN.