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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 fellowships in national security.

    Application deadline: October 7, 2022 for positions beginning in June 2023.

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) identifies and develops the next generation of exceptional national security leaders to achieve the NNSA mission: Strengthening our nation through nuclear security.

    Fellowship positions are open to students who are U.S. citizens actively pursuing their master’s or doctoral degree as well as students who have achieved their graduate degree on or after April 7th, 2021. 

    Details about the program can be found here:

    Information session:


  • 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.