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  • Virginia Tech has launched a new Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship program that will prepare postdocs for the next step in their careers, providing a two-year appointment with nationally competitive salaries and benefits.

    There are three proposal review cycles in 2022, with proposals due for review May 15, July 15, and Nov. 15. The program will continue in 2023 with cycle application dates to be determined.

    Fellowships will be awarded in two tracks, each welcoming diverse applicants from various fields:

    • Research Frontiers
    • Cybersecurity

    Postdoctoral fellows selected for the program will receive:

    • Two-year appointments with nationally competitive salaries and benefits
    • $10,000 for training and professional development-related expenses
    • Mentoring and professional development support

    Eligible postdoctoral applicants:

    • Must be no more than three years past earning their Ph.D.
    • Must expect to complete their Ph.D. prior to the start of their fellowship

    Interested applicants should identify a Virginia Tech faculty mentor (see non-exhaustive list of interested mentors here) to work collaboratively on a three-page proposal for submission prior to one of the cycle deadlines: May 15, July 15, and Nov. 15, 2022.

    Proposals will be evaluated on:

    • Ability to build towards Virginia Tech research presence and portfolio in goals for the track
    • Ability to enhance research and scholarship of the faculty mentor
    • Ability to enhance the professional development of the postdoc
    • Qualifications and the ability to diversify Virginia Tech’s research enterprise

    Visit the fellowship website to learn more >>>

  • One year paid fellowship

    The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program is hiring highly qualified graduate students for fellowships in national security. Our positions are open to students actively pursuing their master’s or doctoral degree as well as students who have achieved their graduate degree on or after April 7th, 2021.

    Deadline:  October 2nd, 2023 for positions that will begin in June 2024. 

    Program Details:


    YouTube: NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program

    More Information: See videos from recent fellows describing their experiences.

  • Applications for the 2023–2024 Luce Scholars competition are now open. The application deadline is October 1st at 11:59 pm ET.

    Established in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship that offers early-career leaders immersive, professional experiences in Asia. We aim to forge stronger relationships across geographic borders by creating opportunities for young Americans to deepen their ties and understanding of the countries, cultures, and people of Asia.

    Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, the Luce Scholars Program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 18 Luce Scholars each year. We welcome applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields, with a range of backgrounds and experiences, who have had limited exposure to Asia.

    Today, there are more than 785 Luce Scholars alumni living around the world, making invaluable contributions as global leaders and citizens and building lifelong professional relationships that began with this program. Their experiences demonstrate that there is no better way to build mutual understanding and a sense of common purpose than through sustained, immersive, in-person engagement with others.

    More information:

  • IRI is offering paid fellowships for graduate students wishing to become STEM educators. This is an exciting new summer opportunity that we expect to continue each year.

    IRI is an independent educational institution focused on research for high school students ( Traditionally, a few lucky high school students have been able to join university faculty in laboratories to learn how knowledge is generated. They expanded their understanding of science, explored a new field and boosted their resume. Now, The International Research Institute of North Carolina (IRI-NC) is bringing this opportunity to everyone. And we need research mentors (teaching assistants) to help with that mission over the summer.

    You can find the full announcement for this paid fellowship here.

  • Northwestern University, in collaboration with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), announces several post-doctoral fellowship positions. All positions are two-year, full-time fellowships that provide an opportunity for individuals who have completed a Ph.D. or other terminal degree to gain expertise and experience in health services research broadly, with the goal of preparing for a scholarly career. All openings are funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research; research activities must relate to NIDILRR’s Long Range Plan.

    Post-Doctoral Fellows gain experience in a full range of research-related activities, developing publications and grant applications. Positions begin preferably between Summer and Fall 2023. Applicants should specify which of four funding mechanisms, described below, are best aligned with their interests and goals.

    Employment research-focused fellowships are funded by two mechanisms. The first funding mechanism, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for People with Physical Disabilitiesaims to (1) Conduct a randomized control trial of a telehealth pain self-management intervention, (2) Assess employer-, client-, job-, and environment-related barriers and facilitators of job retention, (3) Evaluate an implementation science approach to employment interventions in people with Parkinson’s disease, and (4) Evaluate a decision aid to job seekers on how and when to disclose the need for job accommodations. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will assist in the execution and implementation of scientific research and development in collaboration with a research team based at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

    The second employment-related fellowship opportunity is funded by an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training award to Northwestern University. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will develop one or more research projects, develop grant applications, publish manuscripts, enroll in coursework, and receive mentoring in preparation for a scholarly career.

    In addition, there are opportunities for post-doctoral fellows interested in research involving home-and community-based services (HCBS) and community living and participation. The HCBS opportunity stems from a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Home and Community Based Services awarded to the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Center aims are to (1) Identify and test promising measures, (2) Identify promising HCBS practices and requisite service-delivery competencies, (3) Develop and pilot test an intervention for HCBS using manualized training materials that support person-centered care delivery and coordination, and (4) Work closely with NIDILRR and other Administration for Community Living centers to ensure the RRTC’s activities are informing and informed by other HCBS quality initiatives. A fellow will have opportunities to work with a team that develops person-centered outcome measures, defines best practices and competencies, and designs and conducts a training intervention.

    The last funding opportunity stems from an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training award focused on NIDILRR’s community living and participation priority awarded to Northwestern University. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will develop one or more research projects, develop grant applications, publish manuscripts, enroll in coursework, and receive mentoring in preparation for a scholarly career.

    Information about and application requirements are available on the Integrated Program in Health Services and Outcomes Research website:

    Contact Allen Heinemann at 312.238.2920 or for questions about eligibility and program fit. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab are affirmative action, equal opportunity employers.