A way back in: the CERN Post-Career Break Fellowship

24 May 2017 -- Ioanna Koutava

Applications Now Open!

Since 2014, CERN offers a professional opportunity for keen scientific or engineering talent with a common experience: a temporary absence from the field. The way we see it:

This fellowship changed my life!“ 


CERN gives you the opportunity of a second chance“


“I have made a lot of progress within one year.”

You were taking off.


…You had to take some time


...You're ready to take the leap again.

You were in the early days of a profession in science or engineering. Or perhaps you were already steeped in and building up expertise. You were in and you were making it, contributing to your field with passion.  But then…


Perhaps you started a family, perhaps someone in your family needed looking after. Either way, a personal situation called upon you with its responsibilities, and for the time being, you had to step aside. But now…


Your situation has evolved, we hope for the best. You’re considering returning, more likely you never quite stopped thinking about it. But the way back is a steep climb and we at CERN know that.

That’s why we’ve developed an opportunity to help you on your way



Applications close on 4 September 2017.


To find out more, please visit: 

Post Career Break Fellowship