On Tuesday, June 3rd, Anastasia Korolj, a PhD Candidate supervised by Prof. Milica Radisic (ChemE) was named to the list of 2021 Schmidt Science Fellows.
The 2021 cohort was nominated by 19 of the world’s leading science and engineering institutions in eight countries. The 28 Fellows represent 13 nationalities and research fields that include chemistry, computer science, physics, neuroscience, and ecology. The Fellows were selected through a rigorous process that included preliminary nomination by their PhD awarding institution, a paper-based academic review with panels of experts in their home disciplines, and final interviews with panels, including senior representatives from across many scientific disciplines and different business sectors.
An initiative of Schmidt Futures, delivered in partnership with the Rhodes Trust, the Schmidt Science Fellows program brings together the brightest minds who have completed a PhD in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, or computing, and places them in a postdoctoral Fellowship in a field different from their existing expertise. Fellows are supported for at least one and up to two years with a USD $100,000 per year stipend. The funding provides both training for the Fellows and the research they undertake.
The 56 Fellows in the first three cohorts have been hosted by 54 groups at 36 global institutions. With the fourth cohort of Fellows, that brings total participants in the Fellowship to 84.
Each cohort participates in the program’s Global Meeting Series, which provides tailored training, introductions to new concepts, visits to leading interdisciplinary scientific centers, and opportunities to engage with renowned thought-leaders from science, business, policy, and society. Once selected, every Fellow becomes a member of a lifelong community of interdisciplinary leaders who can affect real and innovative change in the world.