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My winning proposal: Write about what makes you special

Clare Burrage, a theoretical physicist at the University of Nottingham, won a University Research Fellowship from the Royal Society in 2013. She tells Cristina Gallardo how she made her application stand out.

Could you summarise your career up to applying for the Royal Society fellowship?

I did my undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of Cambridge and I stayed there to do my PhD in theoretical physics, which I got in 2008. I then spent 3 years abroad, in Switzerland and Germany. I came to the University of Nottingham, originally with an Anne McLaren Fellowship, in 2011.

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