December 28, 2013

The Elings Prize Fellowships in Experimental Science for Potential Postdoctoral Researchers

Elings Prize Fellowships in Experimental Science

Course(s) Offered: Sciences, Engineering
Course Level: Graduate (postdoc, fellowships)
Provider: California Nanosystems Institute
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
The California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI) at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for the Elings Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in experimental nanoscience.

Successful applicants will work with, and receive partial support from, experimentalists on the CNSI faculty; applications must be coordinated with the relevant faculty supervisor(s).

Fellowship recipients must have completed a Ph.D. in science or engineering prior to their arrival at CNSI.

Eligibility
All applicants must be potential postdoctoral researchers who intend to perform their research at UCSB under the direction of a CNSI faculty member. Current UCSB graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are not eligible to participate in this competition.

Graduate Students who will have obtained their PhDs prior to the submission deadline date (see below) are encouraged to apply for the current competition.

Eligible groups
Male and female citizens of ALL countries may apply. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Participating Institutions
California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UC Santa Barbara; University of California, Santa Barbara. USA

Fields of study
Eligible research can be in any area of the physical sciences, biology, or engineering.

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
It will be for two years, renewable for a third

Scholarship benefits
The fellowships provide a salary of $60,000/yr for two years, renewable for a third, along with benefits and research funds.

Successful applicants will work with, and receive partial support from, experimentalists on the CNSI faculty; applications must be coordinated with the relevant faculty supervisor(s).

Method of Application
Only applications submitted online will be considered in the application review process. All application materials including letters of recommendation and research plans are due by the published application deadline. A letter of recommendation may be submitted by the proposed advisor.

Applications must include:
  1. A cover letter summarizing the applicant's background, indicating the area of proposed research, and listing the experimental group(s) with which the research will be pursued.
  2. A complete curriculum vitae of the applicant's educational and professional experience, listing all publications.
  3. A one-page research summary, to be completed in coordination with the proposed faculty supervisor.
  4. Three supporting letters of recommendation to be submitted by the recommenders directly through the fellowship website at: https://fellow.cnsi.ucsb.edu/. Recommenders may submit their letters online only. When the names and email addresses of the recommenders are entered into the online application, they will receive a message instructing them how to electronically submit their recommendations.
Experimental Groups:
Applicants must indicate in their cover letter the experimental group(s) with whom they would be interested in working; prior contact with potential experimental advisors is mandatory. An alphabetical list of the faculty may be found on the CNSI Faculty page. Collaborative research projects are highly encouraged.

To apply, visit the official website of the CNSI (link to it is below), and click on the 'APPLY NOW' button.

DEADLINE:
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE:
Note that finalists for the fellowships will be notified in March, with final selection soon afterwards.

Fellowship recipients must have completed a Ph.D. in science or engineering prior to their arrival at CNSI.

The University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of California at Los Angeles have joined to build the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI) which will facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to develop the information, biomedical and manufacturing technologies that will dominate science and economy in the 21st century.

Contact
Email inquiries can be sent to: elingsfellowships@cnsi.ucsb.edu

California NanoSystems Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara,
Santa Barbara CA 93106-6105

Application Deadline: January 31, 2014
Open to International students: Yes

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