Postdoctoral Fellowship Support

1.  Fellowships

Kadanoff-Rice Fellowship

Competition Schedule.  (For each cycle, up to 2 Kadanoff-Rice postdoctoral fellows will be selected)

Application Deadline Decision Notification
Fall 2020 October 1, 2020 November 15, 2020
Spring 2021 March 1, 2021 April15, 2021
Fall 2021 October 1, 2021 November 15, 2021
Spring 2022 March 1, 2021 April15 2022

These positions are open to competition for all MRSEC members. The Postdoctoral Scholarship is for a two-year period and carries a half stipend plus a $5000 travel budget.

The criteria for selecting the recipients are (i) excellence in research and (ii) interdisciplinary research interests. Priorities are usually given to attracting new postdocs to our campus and/or who will bring a diverse perspective to the study of materials research.

A complete application contains

  • a C.V.
  • three letters of recommendatioN
  • a short (<1 page) describing your commitment to collaborative research and, if appropriate, diversity in materials research
  • a nomination letter from the MRSEC faculty member explaining why the candidate should be a Kadanoff-Rice Fellow.

Underrepresented minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

2. Support for Minority and Female Candidates

Funds have been set aside to increase the number of underrepresented minority postdocs who participate in MRSEC research. Following NSF regulations, underrepresented minorities in this context are limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders. If you are planning to employ underrepresented minority or female postdocs in your MRSEC research, contact the MRSEC Director about additional MRSEC support.