2013-2014 Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in USA

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is funding postdoctoral research fellowships in the USA. US and International applicants are eligible for these postdoctoral fellowships. Applicants must have completed one of these degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS and DVM. The fellowship includes stipend, an expense allowance and dependent child allowance. Application should be submitted via post by March 17, 2014. 

About Scholarship: The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor—a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentor ship to the Fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the Fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining his/her career goals. Awards are made to institutions for the support of the Fellow under direct supervision of the Sponsor. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible. 

Study: The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.
Course Level: Damon Runyon Fellowship awards are intended for full-time research.
Scholarship Provider: The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: USA 

Eligibility: •Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM. The applicant must include a copy of his/her diploma to confirm date of conferral. (If an applicant has not yet received his/her PhD diploma but has successfully completed all PhD requirements, including PhD defense, he/she may submit a letter from the graduate school explicitly stating such, with the date of the successful PhD defense and date of degree conferral.)
•Level 1 Funding: Basic and physician-scientists must have received their degrees no more than one year prior to the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered. Applicants must not have been in their Sponsors’ labs for more than one year prior to the date of the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered and are expected to devote 100% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research activities.
•Level 2 Funding: Physician-scientist applicants (MD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM or the equivalent) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, must be board eligible at the start date of the Damon Runyon Fellowship, and be able to devote at least 80% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research activities. Applicants may apply at any time prior to their initial assistant professorship appointment (or equivalent); postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and clinical instructors are eligible to apply. Candidates holding or awarded NIH K awards at the time of application are not eligible to apply. (Candidates holding institutional K12 awards may apply, but must turn-back K12 funding if they are awarded a Damon Runyon Fellowship).
•The proposed research must be conducted at a university, hospital or research institution.
•No more than two Damon Runyon and/or Damon Runyon-Sohn Fellows will be funded to work with the same Sponsor at any given time.
•Only one fellowship application will be accepted from a Sponsor or Fellow per review session; there is no limit, however, to the number of applications from an institution.
•Postdoctoral training at the same institution in which the applicant received his/her degree is discouraged, particularly if it is in the same department. (If either situation applies, the applicant must address the reason(s) in his/her application.) Proposals to continue training in the laboratory where the applicant received his/her PhD will not be considered. Proposals that are direct extensions of graduate work will not be funded.
•Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible.
•Candidates who are pursuing a degree are not eligible.
•Candidates applying to work in foreign-based or United States government laboratories may be awarded a fellowship if they are considered to be especially meritorious or if the program represents an unusual opportunity for postdoctoral training.
•Foreign candidates may apply to do their research only in the United States. 

Scholarship Open for: USA and International applicants can apply for this research fellowship. 

Duration: Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are granted for a three-year term with second- and third-year funding contingent upon satisfactory progress reports. 

Value: The fellowship will include a stipend as follows:
1st Year: $50,000 (level 1) and $60,000 (level 2)
2nd Year: $50,000 and $60,000 (level 2)
3rd Year: $50,000 and $60,000 (level 2)
Expense Allowance: The $2,000 expense allowance is awarded to the laboratory in which the Fellow is working and can be used by the Fellow for his/her educational and scientific expenses. With a written request to the Foundation from the Fellow, the expense allowance may be used to defray the cost of health benefits. The Fellow determines how he/she would like to spend the money with approval from his/her mentor. It is not an allowance for institutional overhead, postdoctoral scholar registration fees or postdoctoral fellowship taxes. Institutions may not automatically deduct any fees from this allowance without the Fellow’s approval.
Dependent Child Allowance: The Foundation also provides a Dependent Child Allowance of $1,000 per child per year. (There is no allowance for a spouse.) Eligible Fellows must provide a copy of the birth or adoption certificate for each child. 

Selection Criteria: The primary criteria used to evaluate applicants are:
•the quality of the research proposal (importance of the problem, originality of approach, appropriateness of the techniques and clarity of presentation)
•the qualifications, experience and productivity of both the candidate and the Sponsor.
•the quality of the research training environment in which the proposed research is to be conducted and its potential for broadening and strengthening the candidate’s ability to independently conduct innovative and substantive research. The proposed research and training environment should represent a new opportunity for the candidate to expand his/her scientific skill set. Direct extensions of the candidate’s graduate work (in approach, technique or the exact area of study) will not be funded. 

Notification: Applicants must be notified by May 9, 2014.

Apply: The mode of applying is by post.

Deadline: The deadline for applications is March 17, 2014.

Further Information: http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/fellowship_award_overview

2014-2015 Charles Bullard Fellowship in Forest Research in USA

Harvard University

Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University is funding research fellowship in USA. US citizens and international Fellows can apply for this fellowship. The fellowship covers stipends, fellowship location, taxes, travel reimbursement, supplies budget, health insurance and international fellows. Fellowship may start at any time after September 1 and must be between 6 and 12 months in duration. Online application must be send by February 1 in any given year.

About Scholarship: The Charles Bullard fellowship program supports advanced research and study by individuals who show promise of making an important contribution, either as scholars or administrators, to forestry and forest-related subjects including biology, earth sciences, economics, politics, administration, philosophy, humanities, the arts, or law.The Fellowship program may make available to qualified individuals a wide range of opportunities for research in the several divisions of Harvard University; this is its unique and greatest virtue. Research areas include, for example, forest ecology, tree physiology, forest soils, forest resource management, conservation and biodiversity issues, environmental policy, industrial ecological issues and management processes, forest land planning and public policy.

 

Study:Research areas include, for example, forest ecology, tree physiology, forest soils, forest resource management, conservation and biodiversity issues, environmental policy, industrial ecological issues and management processes, forest land planning and public policy.
Course Level: This fellowship is for pursuing research level at Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University.
Scholarship Provider: Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

 

Eligibility:-Bullard Fellowships are generally awarded to individuals in mid-career who have established themselves in academia, public service, or in the private sector.
-For those in academic careers, preference is ordinarily given to holders of doctoral degrees, but others whose projects show promise of important contributions to forestry and forest studies, broadly defined, will be considered in terms of the likelihood that study and research at Harvard will help fulfill this promise.
-Judgments of the Committee are based primarily on the quality of the applicant’s professional accomplishments, academic record, and potential benefits from interaction with the Harvard community and its institutional resources.
-Please note: This is not a post-doctoral program; recent PhD graduates are generally not appropriate candidates for a Bullard Fellowship.

 

Scholarship Open for: US and International Fellows are eligible for this research fellowship.

 

Number of awards: The fellowship is a highly competitive program that only accepts 5 to 7 recipients a year from a large applicant pool.

 

Duration: Fellowships may start at any time after September 1 and must be between 6 and 12 months in duration.

 

Value: The Fellowships carry stipends up to $40,000 or more if necessary; the amount of each award depends on the professional status and needs of the recipient and the duration of the Fellowship. Fellows have the option of having the award paid either to themselves or to the Fellow’s employer. In most cases, the stipend will supplement income received for devoting a period to research, e.g., sabbatical leave pay for an individual in academic life, appointments with federal support for training of individuals in federal public service, or educational leave with pay for individuals in the private sector. In preparing your stipend request, please consider the information regarding costs discussed in the following sections: Fellowship Location, Taxes, Travel Reimbursement, Supplies Budget, Health Insurance and International Fellows.

Travel Reimbursement: All Bullard Fellows will be reimbursed for the costs of one round trip travel between their Fellowship site location and their home base. Reimbursement will be either the actual airfare or mileage (at rate determined by the IRS) between the two, which ever one is lower. Bullards are responsible for the travel costs of any people accompanying them. Supplies Budget Each fellow is allocated up to $500 in support for related supplies of their Bullard Fellowship Activities.

International Fellows International researchers have additional considerations when applying for a Bullard Fellowship, such as the visa process, logistics, and financial implications. All potential international Bullards should consult the Harvard International Office web site, which includes information about visa policies, taxes and health insurance, as well as other helpful topics. Costs specific to international scholars vary with the length of the fellowship but include visas (up to $1,500 per person), up to 14% income taxes, health insurance (~$2,000/6 months for an individual, or ~$6,000/6 months for a family of 3 or more), and the travel to the United States for their families. International scholars are required to have health insurance coverage for themselves and members of their family as a condition of their visa.

 

Selection Criteria: Judgments of the Committee are based primarily on the quality of the applicant’s professional accomplishments, academic record, and potential benefits from interaction with the Harvard community and its institutional resources. Notification: Successful candidates are notified around April 1.

 

Apply: The mode of applying is online.

 

Deadline: Applications must be completed by February 1 at 5 pm EST. Referee statements are accepted until Feb 4. Fellowships may begin after September 1 of any given year.

 

Further Information: http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/mid-career-fellowships#international

2014-2015 Woest Fellowship at Historic New Orleans Collection in USA

Historic New Orleans Collection

Historic New Orleans Collection is funding research fellowship at Historic New Orleans Collection in USA. This International fellowship is open to doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals and independent scholars for scholarly research program on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South. Fluency in English is required. The fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000 per month for a maximum of three months. Application deadline is November 1, 2013. 

About Scholarship: The Historic New Orleans Collection is now accepting applications for the 2014/15 Woest Fellowship. The fellowship supports scholarly research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South. While THNOC resources should play a central role in the proposed research agenda, fellows are also encouraged to explore other research facilities in the Greater New Orleans area. 

Study: The fellowship supports scholarly research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South.
Course Level: The fellowship supports scholarly research at Historic New Orleans Collection in USA.
Scholarship Provider: Historic New Orleans Collection
Scholarship can be taken at: USA 

Eligibility: The Woest Fellowship is open to doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants should be fluent in English. Fellows will be expected to acknowledge. The Collection must be any published work drawing on fellowship research.

Scholarship Open for: International applicants are eligible for this research fellowship. 

Duration: The duration of fellowship is of three months. Maximum of three months All research must commence and conclude during the specified fellowship term (April 1, 2014–March 31, 2015). 

Value: The fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000 per month for a maximum of three months. Fellows may select their period(s) of residence.

Notification: Recipients will be announced February 1, 2014. 

Apply: The mode of applying is by post.

Deadline: Applications for the 2014/15 Woest Fellowship are due November 1, 2013.

Further Information: http://www.hnoc.org/programs/fellowship.html

2014 Gilder Lehrman Fellowships for International Scholars in USA

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is offering research fellowship in the USA. Fellowship is offered to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank and independent scholars working in American history. Up to ten fellowships of $3,000 each will be awarded to scholars to conduct research within the archival holdings of any institution in the five boroughs of New York City. International applicants are eligible for this fellowship. Application must be till May 1, 2014. 

About Scholarship: With more than 500 fellowships awarded since 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute offers short-term research fellowships to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in American history. In 2014, up to ten fellowships of $3,000 each will be awarded to scholars to conduct research within the archival holdings of any institution in the five boroughs of New York City. 

Study: The fellowship is awarded in American history in the USA.
Course Level: The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers short-term research fellowships to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank and independent scholars to conduct research within the archival holdings of any institution in the five boroughs of New York City.
Scholarship Provider: Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Scholarship can be taken at: USA 

Eligibility: Gilder Lehrman Fellowships are open to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in American history. International scholars are eligible to apply. 

Scholarship Open for: International applicants are eligible for this research fellowship.

Number of awards: In 2014, up to ten fellowships will be offered. 

Value: In 2014, up to ten fellowships of $3,000 each will be awarded to scholars to conduct research within the archival holdings of any institution in the five boroughs of New York City.

Notification: All applicants will be notified by June 6, 2014. 

Apply: The mode of applying is online or by post. To apply a candidate should submit:
A project proposal including information about the archives to be consulted, an anticipated budget, and applicant’s full contact information, a curriculum vitae and 2 letters of recommendation from established scholars. 

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked or submitted via email by May 1, 2014.

Further Information: http://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-exhibitions/how-apply

2014-2015 AMS Centennial Fellowships in Mathematics, USA

American Mathematical Society

American Mathematical Society offers AMS Centennial Fellowships in Mathematics in the USA. Applications will be accepted from those who currently holding a tenured, tenure track, post-doctoral or comparable (at the discretion of the selection committee) position at an institution in North America. The number of fellowships to be awarded is small and depends on the amount of money contributed to the program. The stipend for fellowships awarded for 2014-2015 is US$85,000 with an additional expense allowance of about US$8500. Acceptance of the fellowship cannot be postponed. Applications will be accepted from October 1 through December 1, 2013. 

About Scholarship: The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. From 1997-2001, the fellowship program was aimed at recent PhDs. Recently, the AMS Council approved changes in the rules for the fellowships. The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate’s research. 

Study: Scholarships are provided in the field of mathematics
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing research program
Scholarship by: American Mathematical Society
Location: North America 

Eligibility: -The eligibility rules are as follows. The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate’s research.
-Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive fellowship support in the past.
-Recipients may not hold the Centennial Fellowship concurrently with other major research award such as a Sloan fellowship, NSF Postdoctoral fellowship, or career award.
-Under normal circumstances, the fellowship cannot be deferred.
-A recipient of the fellowship shall have held his or her doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award (that is, received between September 1, 2002 and September 1, 2011).
-Applications will be accepted from those currently holding a tenured, tenure track, post-doctoral, or comparable (at the discretion of the selection committee) position at an institution in North America.
-For any program, fellowship, prize or award that has a maximum period of eligibility after receipt of the doctoral degree, the selection committee may use discretion in making exceptions to the limit on eligibility for candidates whose careers have been interrupted for reasons such as family or health. 

Scholarship Open for: The students of North America can apply for these scholarships. 

Number of awards: The number of fellowships to be awarded is small and depends on the amount of money contributed to the program. 

Value: The stipend for fellowships awarded for 2014-2015 is US$85,000, with an additional expense allowance of about US$8500. Acceptance of the fellowship cannot be postponed.   

Notification: Outcomes will not be known until February, 2014.

Apply: by post

Deadline: Applications will be accepted from October 1 through December 1, 2013.  

Further Information: http://www.ams.org/programs/ams-fellowships/centennial-fellow/emp-centflyer