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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences | $224k award


Applications are now open for candidates interested in The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship 2025 edition.

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation Award Program supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation. The duration of this program is two years with a possibility for 3rd year renewal.

 

Arnold O. Beckman Fellowship Tracks

Research must be innovative in method, speed or process, or represent new instrument technology. This fellowship will be a catalyst from "mentored yet independent" postdocs to outstanding, independent researchers in academic or industry/governmental labs.


The Fellowships will be in two tracks (applicants will choose one):


1). Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences

Will allow chemists to pursue advanced research within the core areas of fundamental chemistry, such as chemical physics, chemical engineering, and chemistry of materials research.


2). Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Instrumentation

Will allow researchers in chemistry to conceptualize, develop and build instrumentation suitable to advanced research in chemistry, chemical physics, chemical engineering, and chemistry of materials science. Instrumentation projects must be suitable to the two-year fellowship timeframe, be driven by a need in the chemical sciences listed above.

 

The Award

Fellows will be appointed for two years, with possibility for third year by renewal.


The award amount is $224,000 over 2 years for salary, fringe benefits and research expenditures; instrumentation fellowships will receive an additional one-time amount of up to $200,000. Fellows receiving year 3 renewal award will receive additional $118,000.


• For Details about the financial grant, download this file: 2025 Grant Expenditure PDF

 

Eligibility

Criteria for Applicants at time of application:


  • At a U.S. college, university or institution which offers postdoctoral fellowships and holds a 501(c)(3), or similarly qualifying, IRS designation

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States

  • Current graduate student anticipated to complete a PhD in the chemical sciences by May 1, 2025; OR

  • Current postdoctoral researcher with a granted/conferred PhD in the chemical sciences with no more than 18 months cumulative postdoctoral research experience

  • Must pursue postdoctoral training in an area of chemical sciences.

  • Must have identified a mentor in the chemical sciences at a qualified U.S. nonprofit college, university or institution


• Criteria for Sponsoring Mentor at time of application:

  • PhD, or MD/PhD; and

  • Full-time tenured or tenure track with at least a 25% appointment in chemistry, chemical physics, chemical engineering, or materials chemistry department at their institution; and

  • Active investigator in the applicant’s area of research; and

  • Mentors may only sponsor one applicant per program year for consideration.

 

Application procedure

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship follows a 2-step procedure:


Step 1: Letter of Intent (LOI) will be a blinded review of the research proposal - be sure to follow the instructions for blinding your research proposal and references


Step 2: Full Application for those invited to apply, based on reviews of the LOIs


• Applications are submitted online through the online application portal found on this:


• Application deadline: 6 Sep 2024, 5 p.m.


• For proposal writing tips and more information:

 

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