Postdoctoral Fellowship

Guide to the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology (PRFB) Program

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology (PRFB) Program awards fellowships to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and with special goals for human resource development in biology. Additional information about the program is available at: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503622

Synopsis

The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology.  The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site.  For FY 2015 and beyond, these BIO programs are (1) Broadening Participation of Groups Under-represented in Biology, (2) Research Using Biological Collections, and  (3) National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.  These areas change periodically as new scientific and infrastructure opportunities present themselves. For this reason, this solicitation will be changed as necessary to reflect the areas being funded.

The fellowships are also designed to provide active mentoring of the Fellows by the sponsoring scientists who will benefit from having these talented young scientists in their research groups. The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the BIO Directorate and the specific guidelines in this fellowship program solicitation.  Because the fellowships are offered to postdoctoral scientists only early in their careers, NSF encourages doctoral advisors to discuss the availability of these postdoctoral fellowships in biology with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs to ensure potential applicants may take advantage of this funding opportunity. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.

Educational Opportunity

This program provides educational opportunities for  Postdoctoral Fellows. Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.

Related URLS

  • How to Apply for Fellowship Applicants
  • Sponsoring Scientist Statement Instructions
  • Administrative Guide for the PRFB Program
    • This Guide outlines the administrative policies and procedures for Fellows and PRFB Host Institutions and incorporates all policies found in the Fellowship Offer Letter and the PRFB Program Solicitation. This guide does not supersede the award letter terms and conditions . The current Guide applies to the 2018 Fellowship year forward, unless otherwise noted or superseded by an updated version. It is the responsibility of the Fellow to ensure compliance with the
      terms and conditions of the Fellowship Program.

Postdoc Position at Saint Louis University

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Remote Sensing and Earth System Modeling

The Center for Sustainability seeks a postdoctoral research fellow with expertise in remote sensing and earth system modeling whose experience and career goals connect to themes broadly defined as climate change and food security, drought and agricultural productivity. The position is anticipated to be a two year appointment. The individual selected should have strong technical remote sensing and modeling skills and the ability to bridge modeling and remote sensing to study climate change effects (drought, ozone) on Midwestern United States agriculture. The fellow is expected to have a strong desire and ability for publication and funded research proposal submission. The fellow will work on the Missouri Transect project with a team of trans-disciplinary researchers whose research overlaps in the areas of climate change, agricultural productivity, hyperspectral remote sensing, and/or regional water quality. Responsibilities include conducting remote sensing research, submit research proposals, and publish research results.

For more information, visit the job announcement here: https://jobs.slu.edu/postings/10162