Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program

Funding Agency:
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Three postdoctoral fellowship programs that support outstanding scientists at the Beckman Institute offer a unique opportunity for selected scholars to engage in a three-year fellowship of interdisciplinary research at the Beckman Institute.

The Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program recruits four to six outstanding scientists annually to work at the Beckman Institute. The program was established in 1991 by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

The Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program selects one or two outstanding scientists about every three years to work on translational biomedical research. The program began in 2008 with funding from Carle Foundation Hospital. For 2022, the program is seeking a fellow with a focus on heart and vascular research, in collaboration with Carle’s Heart and Vascular Institute. The program seeks outstanding candidates with interest and experience in molecular engineering and/or neurocardiology research.

The Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellows Program selects one outstanding researcher annually. The program was initiated in the fall of 2015, when the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation provided an endowment in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Beckman and the founding director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Dr. Theodore “Ted” Brown.

For all programs, Fellows are selected in accordance with the core values of the Beckman Institute: Excellence, Collaboration, Integrity, Transdisciplinarity, Exploration, and Diversity.

Deadline: Nov. 22, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Ph.D. degree or equivalent within the last 10 years.
  • Relevance of the proposed research plan to the portfolio of the Beckman Institute.
  • Application package includes four letters of reference:
    • Two letters regarding the applicant’s prior work experience
    • Two letters from the proposed Beckman Institute faculty mentors/collaborators, with at least one being a full-time or part-time member of the Beckman Institute faculty
      • Letters from proposed Beckman Institute faculty mentors/collaborators should explain how the faculty member intends to support the applicant’s research plan.



Amount Description

  • Fellows receive an annual salary of $54,000 and a $25,000 research budget that can be spent on research activities such as research supplies, equipment, and conference and workshop travel.
  • Fellows are appointed annually for up to three years.

Funding Type



Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

November 22, 2021