Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biological Science
Last updated November 2012
In conjunction with its longstanding tradition of supporting the research of early career scientists and scholars in all disciplines, the APS is pleased to announce a new grant program: The American Philosophical Society Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biological Science. Sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the two-year postdoctoral fellowship, to be awarded by a committee made up of eminent members of the American Philosophical Society, will support innovative research projects in fields that change each year. This first competition will support a project in molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or the life sciences.
Applicants must have received the Ph.D. from an institution in the United States. Applicants need not, however, be citizens of the United States. Eligible applicants should be either entering or already affiliated with a U.S. institution at the postdoctoral level. Applications are to be judged on their innovative nature. The work should not be derivative research but break entirely new ground or make a watershed change in an existing area of research. Applications for academic years 2013–2014 and 2014–2015 will be based on existing problems in biochemistry and molecular biology and can include areas where either of these two disciplines contribute such as computational, evolutionary and systems biology; anthropology; and ecology as examples.
Stipends for the fellowship are $55,000 for the first year and $60,000 for the second year. A renewal request and progress reports from both the Fellow and the mentor/scientific advisor are due in January of the first year of the fellowship. Payments are made on July 15 and January 15. The Society provides no funds for institutional overhead. The Society expects that essentially 100% of the Fellow's time will be devoted to research. The fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant.
Deadline and Notification
Applications for first-year fellowships are due no later than March 1, 2013. A complete application includes all materials requested on the form, in the correct number of copies, AND the three (3) confidential letters supporting the application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all materials reached the Society on time by contacting Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at LMusumeci [at] amphilsoc [dot] org or 215-440-3429. The committee’s decision will be communicated by June 2013.