LOI Deadline
Posted: 5/21/2024

Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award

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.

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):

  • 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. The fellowship is not intended to fund proposals that are supported by traditional NIH mechanisms in the fields of chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry.
     
  • 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, be innovative in method speed or process or represent a wholly new instrument for technical advancement in chemistry, and may potentially be used for future research in the broader scientific community.

Interested applicants at Duke should contact Steve Murray in Foundation Relations (stephen.murray@duke.edu).

Deadline for LOI: Sep. 6, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

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; and
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its possessions, or hold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient status; and
    • 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 (at time of application due date); and
  • Must pursue postdoctoral training in an area of chemical sciences. While bio related applications will be considered, the fellowship is not intended to fund proposals that are supported by traditional biochemical or biological science mechanisms (e.g., NIH mechanisms); and
  • Must have identified a mentor in the chemical sciences at a qualified U.S. nonprofit college, university or institution with appropriate laboratory facilities to support their postdoctoral research proposal.
Amount Description

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

  • Fellows will begin in July of program year.
  • 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.
Amount
$224,000
Funding Type
Eligibility
Posted
5/21/2024
Deadline
LOI Deadline:
Sponsor: Rolling