New Postdoctoral Fellowship For Minorities

To increase the number of black, Hispanic, Native American, and other minority life scientists, NSF will sponsor 10 postdoctoral fellows in the biological, behavioral, and social sciences. Applicants must have earned their Ph.D.’s between January 1986 and January 1991. As part of this new program, NSF will help place these fellows and will provide up to $3,000 so that qualified candidates can visit prospective mentors or attend professional meetings to meet mentors.

Each spring the fellows and their mentors will attend a workshop to discuss their research and the cultural factors that tend to discourage minorities from pursuing careers in science. NSF will pay each fellow $28,000 annually for three years, plus $4,600 for supplies, travel, health insurance, publication costs, and research-related expenses, as well as $2,400 annually to the institution for research expenses. The deadline for next year’s awards is November 1. For more...

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