Become a fellow

The BRIDGE fellow is foremost an ambitious scientist that will work on bridging the gaps between research and medical treatment. The successful BRIDGE fellow is also highly motivated to participate in the courses in the Academic Curriculum, to network and cooperate with other BRIDGE fellows.

Participating in the BRIDGE programme will provide you with training and education in the translational field, and a clear career path within translational research. Especially for medical doctors, participation in the programme provides a gateway to a career within research.

Who can apply for the two-year postdoctoral fellowship in translational medicine

You can apply for the programme if you have either an:

  • MD with a PhD or equivalent; specialist training is no hindrance to applying.
  • MSc candidate with a PhD should come from relevant disciplines such as veterinary science, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, pharmacy, dentistry and medical engineering.

Your PhD must have been awarded less than 5 years before the application deadline of the fellowship. Documented periods of leave (parental leave, leave due to sickness and military service) can be deducted from the time since the PhD was awarded.

Due to Danish legislation, you are not able to apply for the programme if you have been employed in a postdoctoral position for more than two years at the University of Copenhagen prior to the commencement of the fellowship. As a PhD student you may apply, provided that you attach a declaration from your supervisor stating that your thesis will be submitted and defended prior to the project commencement. If you are awarded a translational fellowship, but subsequently fail to graduate as PhD within this deadline, the fellowship will be annulled.