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Winton Cambridge-Berkeley Exchange Programme

Winton Cambridge-Berkeley Exchange Programme

The Winton Cambridge-Berkeley Exchange Programme has been established between the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability and the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute (ENSI) (kavli.berkeley.edu) at the University of California, Berkeley to support research within the fields of these two programmes.

This five-year Programme will support exchanges for PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty in both directions between research groups involved in the Winton Programme and the ENSI, though additional collaborators from both Universities will be included where their research activities strongly relate to the Winton and ENSI programmes.

The Programme supports exchange visits of up to a year for the following schemes:

  • PhD students – Winton Graduate Exchange Scholars
  • Postdoctoral researchers – Winton Postdoctoral Exchange Fellows
  • Faculty – Winton Sabbatical Visitors

The first awards were made in November 2016, for details follow this link.

We are currently seeking proposals for next round of exchanges for all three schemes with closing date for applications 20 September 2017.

For further information contact Winton Programme Manager, Nalin Patel (nlp28@cam.ac.uk).

 

Winton Graduate Exchange Scholars

Students can apply for visits of up to one year to pursue their research projects at the host university.  To be eligible to apply students will need to be registered on a PhD programme at their home university for the duration of the visit, and obtain approval from their home and host supervisors for the exchange visit.

Financial support will be provided to meet economy return airfares and visa costs and local expenses towards accommodation and subsistence, including medical insurance. In addition, research support funds will be provided to the group of the host supervisor to facilitate the research of the PhD student.

Applicants need to download and complete the graduate exchange application form and submit to the Winton Programme (email to winton@phy.cam.ac.uk).

Awards will be made subject to candidates being able to meet institutional and visa requirements.

 

Winton Postdoctoral Exchange Fellows

Postdoctoral researchers can apply for visits of up to one year to continue their research or develop new areas of research within the remit of the Winton and ENSI programmes. To be eligible applicants must be currently based at the home university and obtain approval from their home and host supervisors for the exchange visit.

Financial support will meet economy return airfares, visa costs, and local expenses towards accommodation subsistence, including medical insurance.  In addition, research support funds will be provided to the group of the host supervisor to facilitate the research of the postdoctoral researcher.

Applicants need to download and complete the postdoctoral exchange application form and submit to the Winton Programme (email to winton@phy.cam.ac.uk).

Awards will be made subject to candidates being able to meet institutional and visa requirements.

 

Winton Sabbatical Visitors

Faculty members can apply for sabbatical visits of up to one year to expand or develop new areas of research within the remit of the Winton and ENSI programmes. To be eligible applicants must be employed as a faculty member at the home university for the duration of the sabbatical and obtain approval from their home and host institutions for the exchange visit.

Financial support will be provided to meet economy return airfares and visa costs and local expenses towards accommodation subsistence, including medical insurance. In addition, research support funds can be provided to the group of the host faculty member.

Applicants need to download and complete the sabbatical exchange application form and submit to the Winton Programme (email to winton@phy.cam.ac.uk).

Awards will be made subject to candidates being able to meet institutional and visa requirements.

 

Further information on the Winton Programme can be found at http://www.winton.phy.cam.ac.uk/ and ENSI at http://kavli.berkeley.edu.  Enquires should be addressed to the Winton Programme Manager, Nalin Patel (nlp28@cam.ac.uk) or ENSI Programme Manager, Negest Williams ().

Case Study

Lissa Eyre, was the first graduate student from Cambridge to participate in the Exchange Programme, working for 3 months in Professor Jim Schuck’s nano-optical imaging group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  The exchange furthered her PhD work on the photophysics of metal-halide perovskite nanostructures, in order to track the rise and fall of the phonon population in the materials after photoexcitation, a time-resolved anti-Stokes Raman experiment was set up, with high spatial resolution. The visit also provided the opportunity to use existing set-ups to characterise the exciton diffusion in the nanostructures as a function of their dimensionality – and meet others working in a similar field. The Molecular Foundry was an ideal environment to form connections with others across many disciplines, including nanofabrication specialists interested in collaborating on new sample architectures.

Winton Annual Report 2016

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