Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program

Funding Agency:
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Three postdoctoral fellows programs support outstanding scientists at the Beckman Institute: the Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program, the Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellows Program, and the Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program. These programs offer a wonderful opportunity for scholars selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants to engage in a three-year fellowship of interdisciplinary research at the Beckman Institute.

The Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program was initiated in the fall of 1991 with funding from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to recruit outstanding scientists to work at the Beckman Institute. Four to six Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows are selected annually.

The Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program was begun in 2008 with funding from Carle Foundation Hospital to recruit outstanding scientists to work on translational biomedical research. One or two Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows are selected approximately every three years.

The Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellows 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. One Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Fellow is selected annually.

Deadline: Nov. 25, 2019

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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

$54,000

Amount Description

Fellows receive an annual stipend of $54,000, reimbursement for health insurance, and a $25,000 research budget that can be spent on research activities such as research supplies, equipment, and conference and workshop travel.

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

Post Doctoral Fellows

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Interdisciplinary

External Deadline

November 25, 2019