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United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/ Merck Science Initiative: Postdoctoral Science Research Dissertation Fellowships.

Date posted: 06/11/2010

Award: Each fellowship provides a maximum of $92,000, which includes a Stipend of up to $77,000 and a Research Grant of up to $15,000 to the hosting department.

Field: science, biology, physical sciences, chemistry, African American students, postdoctoral

Eligibility: African American (Black); A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree recipient in the life or physical sciences; Appointed as a new or continuing postdoctoral fellow; A citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Contact Information:

Address: UNCF/Merck Science Initiative United Negro College Fund, Inc. 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 110 Fairfax, Virginia 22031-4511
Web site: www.UNCF.org/umsi

Additional information:

Awards up to $92,000. At least 10 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in 2013. Each fellowship provides a maximum of $92,000, which includes a Stipend of up to $77,000 and a Research Grant of up to $15,000 to the hosting department. The stipend is intended to provide 12-24 months of fellowship tenure. A maximum of $55,000 of stipend may be received in any 12 month period. The Research Grant is intended to support the research needs of the Fellow. Each UNCF?Merck Postdoctoral Fellow will be mentored by a scientist. Fellows are expected to maintain frequent contact with their mentor. Each Fellow is also required to visit the Merck Research Laboratories to present a progress report to the Merck research staff during the last half of the fellowship tenure. Each Fellow must also submit a two-page research summary of their fellowship research and updated Curriculum Vitae to UNCF at the end of their fellowship tenure.

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