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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 >>>

  • For over 25 years, hundreds of recent graduates and students have participated in the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP). Fellows have successfully secured career opportunities within NNSA or the greater national security community. The NGFP fellowship is a career gateway that can provide you:

    • Real-world experience working in NNSA program and site offices making significant contributions to the nation.
    • Specialized training, leadership and career development, and networking.
    • Collaboration with professionals and leading researchers in activities and events around the world.

    Applications for fellowships open Thursday, August 1, 2024. The fellowship will run from June 2025 to June 2026. Qualified applicants must submit the NGFP application, which includes a statement of interest, resumé, and two listed references.

    To learn more and to apply, visit: .

  • 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.

  • Purpose: To entice talented and promising prospective graduate students to enroll in a Ph.D. program at BYU and participate in cancer-focused research. GSRF awardees are expected to raise the bar for BYU cancer research by generating high quality results and mentoring undergraduate students.

    Description: The fellowship will provide the awardee with a total stipend and scholarship of $35,000 per year for up to three years. Receipt of the funds in years two and three is contingent upon the awardee meeting the following benchmarks:

    Selection Process: Graduate admissions committees in participating departments will identify promising candidates from their graduate school applications. These committees will forward the applications of promising GSRF candidates to the SCCR Executive Committee, along with a brief (<1 page) letter explaining why the prospective student is a strong candidate. This letter should include a list of SCCR members who could serve as the candidate’s research advisor. Each department may nominate only one GSRF candidate at a time. The Executive Committee will review the student’s application and the committee’s letter, and then interview selected candidates. After the interview, the Executive Committee will decide whether to offer the fellowship to the candidate.

    Since the GSRF is designed to recruit outstanding students who are not already at BYU, candidates should have received their undergraduate education at other institutions. BYU-Idaho and BYU-Hawaii students are eligible for consideration.

    Additional details about the fellowship may be found here:

    See link for the most current application deadlines.

    Description: Year-round fellowships are awarded to the highest quality doctoral student(s) who demonstrate exceptional research productivity and commitment to a career in cancer research. They gain valuable mentored experience as they work in BYU research labs full-time over the course of an academic year. The fellowship also provides a competitive stipend. The goal of the fellowship is to support these promising student researchers who one day will become principal investigators and ground-breaking contributors to the cancer research field.

    • Fellows receive up to $32,000 for full time research from fall semester 2022 through the end of summer term 2024.. The fellowship is intended to be a full-time job. Fellows are expected to work 40 hours a week in line with the productivity expectations of their mentors. If awarded the year-round fellowship, mentors will receive an additional $3000 supply stipend to their research account.
    • You will be hired on contract through the chemistry department.
    • The Simmons Center staff periodically hosts lab tours. During a tour, fellows should be willing to meet with donors touring the facilities and describe the work they are doing. 
    • Attendance at weekly seminars during the spring and summer terms is mandatory. If unforeseen circumstances arise which preclude attendance, the fellow should notify the Program Coordinator prior to the seminar to inform them of those circumstances.
    • Fellows are required to answer a weekly survey during the spring and summer terms. The Simmons Center Program Coordinator will coordinate.
    • Fellows are required to give a 10 minute presentation near the end of the fellowship. The Simmons Center Program Coordinator will reach out to coordinate.
    • Each fall the Simmons Center hosts an appreciation dinner for donors and friends of the center. If invited, you will need to attend and prepare a poster of your research. The Simmons Center will print your poster for you and cover the expense.
    • You will be required to write another letter of appreciation to your assigned donor near the end of your fellowship.

    Qualifications: Applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis based on their merits by a committee of Simmons Center faculty. Fellows are then selected by the Simmons Center Executive Board. Students should already be participating in a BYU lab working with a mentor.

    • Fill out THIS application.
    • Have your mentor fill out THIS form.
  • The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) in Yokohama is currently accepting applications for our 2024–2025 10-month intensive program.

    The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) is the premier North American program for the teaching of advanced Japanese and has provided language training to nearly 3,000 individuals. First established in Tokyo in 1963, the Center now resides in Yokohama, Japan with space, services, and various amenities provided by the municipal government. The program is run by a consortium of 15 North American universities with strong, established graduate programs in Japanese studies.
    Our programs are intended for students who are embarking on careers in Japanese studies or a profession in which fluent Japanese is a necessity. The programs are designed to bring each participant to a level of proficiency sufficient for academic or professional use. Training focuses on development of the ability to converse in Japanese on specialized subjects, to comprehend and deliver public presentations, and to read and write materials in Japanese in order to function professionally in academia, business, government, and other fields. Many graduates occupy positions of leadership in their respective disciplines and professions.

    Applications will be accepted from those who (1) are degree candidates or degree holders (either undergraduate or graduate) who intend to pursue a Japan-related career; (2) have demonstrated outstanding professional promise as reflected by grades, recommendations, and statements of purpose; (3) have high-intermediate Japanese skills (generally meaning successful completion of two to three years of training in a rigorous college-level Japanese language training program or the equivalent); and (4) have obtained an acceptable score on the Inter-University Center Japanese Proficiency Exam offered in February 2024. Test instructions will be provided in late January.

    Tuition for the 2024–25 IUC 10-month program has been set at $35,000. Students currently enrolled in a degree granting program and/or recently graduated from an IUC consortium member institution during the 2023–24 academic year will receive a guaranteed tuition scholarship of $7,000 to attend the IUC 10-month program during the 2024–25 academic year. (Please note that the guarantee applies only to students from full member schools; the number of scholarships available to students from associate member schools is limited.)

    Alice Kada

  • Program Benefits

    • Advising about graduate admissions, research methods, and more
    • Professional development
    • A behind-the-scenes look at Penn State’s history graduate program and strengths in Black, Latina/o, and Native American studies
    • Exposure to a community of scholars committed to diversifying the academy

    Eligibility Requirements

    • A U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age
    • From a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in the discipline of history
    • A graduate, third-year student or fourth-year student of a degree-granting program at a U.S. college or university in spring 2024
    • Have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher
    • Have a strong interest in pursuing a doctorate in history

    How to Apply

    1. Complete registration form found here.
    2. A one- to two-page letter of application stating your academic/career goals and research interests
    3. An unofficial transcript
    4. One letter of recommendation submitted by a faculty member