Eric and Wendy Schmidt have announced the Schmidt Science Fellows for 2023. This year’s cohort of 32 Fellows are all recent PhD’s who’ve been identified as some of the most outstanding early-career scientists in the world.

The Schmidt Science Fellows was the first program supported by Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative co-founded by former Google CEO and Chairman Eric Schmidt and his wife Wendy, President of the Schmidt Family Foundation. The current class is the sixth cohort in the program, which is fully funded by Schmidt Futures and delivered in a partnership with the Rhodes Trust.

Considered one of the most prestigious scientific postdoctoral awards in the world, Schmidt Science Fellows are awarded support for either one or two years in a field of study that pivots from their Ph.D concentration. In addition to an annual stipend of $100,000, they receive individualized mentoring and participation in the program’s Global Meeting Series, which provides training, introductions to new concepts, visits to leading interdisciplinary scientific centers, and opportunities to engage with thought-leaders from science, business, policy, and society.