Marshall Sherfield Fellowship
The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission will be offering one Marshall Sherfield Fellowship for 2019. The first such Fellowships were awarded in 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan.
The Fellowships, which are funded by the Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Foundation, and administered by the Marshall Commission, enable American scientists or engineers to undertake postdoctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British university or research institute.
The aim of the Marshall Sherfield Fellowships is to introduce American scientists and engineers to the cutting edge of UK science and engineering. It is intended that this in turn will build longer-term contacts and international links between the United Kingdom and the United States in key scientific areas. The wider objectives are similar to those of the Marshall Scholarships program:
- To enable intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country's future leaders, to study in the UK.
- To help fellows gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain.
- To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science and technology at Britain's centers of academic excellence.
- To motivate fellows to act as ambassadors from the USA to the UK and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding.
- To promote the personal and academic fulfillment of each fellow.