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My winning proposal: Cern’s early-career accelerator

Early-career particle physicists will not need nudging to apply to Cern’s fellowship scheme. But there’s much more to it than just particle physics, as materials scientist and Cern senior fellow Alexander Lunt tells Antoaneta Roussi.

Cern’s Fellowship Programme runs every year and takes on 220 applicants. Just sixty are in particle physics; the remainder work in disciplines including materials science, computing and engineering.

Fellowships are open to all nationals of Cern member or associate states. Both junior and senior fellowships are available and are awarded depending on the applicants’ experience. All applicants in experimental or theoretical physics should have a PhD or be close to completing one. Applicants from other disciplines can apply with masters or bachelors degrees or equivalent.

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