Stanford Science Fellowships: Apply by October 15

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Applications have been invited for the Stanford Science Fellowships 2020 which are intended for exceptional early-career scientists with great promise who have recently been awarded their Ph.D.

Stanford Science Fellow appointments will be for a three-year term, typically beginning September 1 and ending on August 31. However, start dates are negotiable and can be between July 1 and September 1. The earliest possible start date of the fellowship is July 1, 2021.

The Stanford Science Fellows program is focused on incubating new directions in foundational scientific research by an interdisciplinary community of independent postdoctoral scholars from around the globe, driven by a sense of wonder about the natural world.

As independent postdoctoral scholars, Stanford Science Fellows will have opportunities to work with multiple faculty and use facilities within Stanford’s Schools of Humanities and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and Earth, as well as at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Applicants should be intending to pursue experimental and/or theoretical research in any natural science discipline. Applicants must choose a primary research area from Astronomy and Astrophysics; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Earth and Oceans (including ecology); Mathematics and Statistics; Physical Sciences or Theory.

Eligibility: Application is open to all nationalities. Applicants should be exceptional early career scientists with great promise who have been awarded their doctoral degree on or after July 1, 2018. Those who would be awarded their PhD by the start of the fellowship can also apply.

Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $83,000, up to $8,000 per year supplemental funds to support research and professional development, and a $2,000 relocation allowance.

Application: Applications has to be submitted online latest by 11.59 p.m. EDT on October 15, 2020, at

The application materials include Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, three letters of recommendation; one letter from the candidate’s PhD advisor is advised; A statement (up to 2 pages) about the candidate’s career goals, relevant experience, and how the candidate would contribute to the goals of the Stanford Science Fellows Program; A research statement (up to 2 pages) addressing specific questions. Letters of recommendation will be accepted until 11.59 p.m. EDT on October 21.

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