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National Science Foundation EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships

Date posted: 04/03/2013

Award: $87,000 divided into 10 awards

Field: Science & Technology & other Research & Development

Eligibility: see notes

Contact Information:

Name: Lina Patino
Phone: (703) 292-5047
Address: The National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, Virginia 22230
Web site:

Additional information:

Description The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees for research and training in topics relevant to Earth sciences. The fellows must develop and implement 1) research projects that seek to address scientific questions within the purview of EAR programs and 2) plans to broaden participation in Earth sciences. The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution of their choice (including facilities abroad). The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with research experience, mentorship, and training that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences community. Because the fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their career, doctoral advisors are encouraged to discuss the availability of EAR postdoctoral fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows. Additional Information on Eligibility: *Organization Limit: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: Proposals must be submitted by individuals. NSF postdoctoral fellowships are awards to individuals not to institutions. However, the individuals must affiliate with an institution (e.g. colleges and universities, privately-sponsored nonprofit institutes and museums, government agencies and laboratories) anywhere in the world. For international affiliations, additional funding from NSF's Office of International and Integrative Activities (OIIA) may be available. *PI Limit: An individual is eligible to submit a proposal to the NSF EAR Postdoctoral Fellowship program if all the following criteria are met: Be U.S. citizens (or nationals) or legally admitted permanent residents of the United States (i.e., have a green card) at the time of application; Either currently be a graduate student or, at the deadline date, have served in a position requiring the doctoral degree for no more than 18 full-time-equivalent months since earning the degree. If more than18 months have elapsed between conferral of the doctoral degree and the deadline date, the candidate must include specific language in their Biographical Sketch (discussed below) affirming that they meet this eligibility requirement; Must present research plan that falls within the purview of the Division of Earth Sciences at NSF (">; Applicants choosing to carry out the fellowship at the institution where they received their PhD or current institution, at the time of submission, must have two scientific mentors, one at the hosting institution and another mentor at a different institution; Not have submitted concurrently the same project to another NSF program. Individuals may submit only one fellowship proposal to EAR per fiscal year.

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