The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation invites you to submit an application for a 2015 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award.
Your institution may submit one application for an award. Applications are due December 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PST.
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is pleased to announce the Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award. This award program is intended to support postdoctoral scholars with the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, and to assist in their transition from “mentored yet independent” postdoctoral to an independent, tenure-track position. Nearly all successful academic careers in science at present begin with a postdoctoral period of additional training and development prior to the first tenure tract appointment. These individuals are expected to become the next generation of leaders and innovators in science, engineering, and technology.
Fellows will be appointed for two years, and may begin as early as August of their application year, and no later than December 31. The award amount will range from $57,000 – $67,000 based on research experience with 75% of the award going towards the stipend, which may be supplemented from other sources, and 25% used towards research expenditures.
The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award is a merit based program; issue of gender, race and financial need should not be considered contributing factors in the application review process or in the selection of the postdoctoral candidate.
Before submitting an application, invited institutions must identify a postdoctoral candidate, and an individual who will serve as a mentor in the supervising, training and research experience of the Fellow. The mentor should be an active investigator in the area of the candidate’s proposed research. The submitted application must be a collaborative effort between the institution, postdoctoral candidate and identified mentor.
At the time of application, the identified candidate for the postdoctoral fellowship award must be a United States Citizen or lawfully admitted to the U.S. for Permanent Residence.
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is an independent, non-profit foundation established by Dr. and Mrs. Beckman in 1977. The mission of the foundation is to make grants to non-profit research institutions to promote research in chemistry and the life sciences, broadly interpreted, and particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.
Please see the Program Overview &Submission Process at http://beckman-foundation.com/aob-postdoc-invitation-letterregarding the proposal requirements. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Foundation at (949) 721-2222 or email the Program Administrator, at email@example.com.
Information regarding other programs supported by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is available on our Website athttp://www.beckman-foundation.com.
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