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American Philosophical Society Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biological Science

by Ed Hagen last modified Dec 31, 2012 03:24 PM expired
Benjamin Franklin founded the American Philosophical Society (APS) in 1743 as the nation's first learned society. For many years the APS served as the nation's de facto science academy and patent office and is today the administrator of the nation's oldest scientific prize (the Magellanic Premium, first awarded in 1790). In conjunction with its longstanding tradition of supporting the research of early career scientists and scholars in all disciplines, the APS is pleased to announce a new fellowship program: the American Philosophical Society Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biological Science. Sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the two-year postdoctoral fellowship, to be awarded by a committee made up of eminent members of the American Philosophical Society, will support innovative research projects in fields that change each year. This first competition will fund a project in molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or the life sciences.

Eligibility: Applicants must have received the Ph.D. from an institution in the United States and should be either entering or already affiliated with a U.S. institution at the postdoctoral level. Applications will be judged on their innovative nature. Applications for academic year 2013-2014, eligible for renewal in academic year 2014-2015, will be based on existing problems in biochemistry and molecular biology and can include areas where either of these disciplines contribute, such as computational, evolutionary, and systems biology; anthropology; and ecology.

Award: Stipends for the fellowship are $55,000 for the first year and $60,000 for the second year upon approval of a renewal request.

Details and Application: Complete information on the program, the requirements, and the application materials are available at the APS website (

Deadline and Notification: The application and the letters of support must be received by March 1, 2013. The committee's decision will be communicated by June 2013.

Questions may be directed to APS Director of Grants and Fellowships Linda Musumeci, at or 215-440-3429.

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