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UKRI launches call for Stephen Hawking Fellowships

Alia Talaat

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has launched its first call to support a new generation of visionary scientists, in memory of Professor Stephen Hawking.

Working with the Hawking family, UKRI will support up to 50 postdoctoral scientists in theoretical physics for up to five years.

The fellowships recognise Professor Hawking’s exceptional contributions to scientific knowledge and the popularisation of science.

Each fellowship provides up to four years’ funding, dependent on the nature of the proposed research, for fellows with a strong passion for curiosity-driven science, who seek to challenge current assumptions and inspire the public through their work.

Professor Stephen Hawking, who passed away in 2018 aged 76, was instrumental in providing greater insights into how the universe was created and is widely regarded as one of the most brilliant minds in science.
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