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University Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017

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icon Any field of study

Open to all nationals

icon  University of Kentucky

icon 01 Nov 2017

icon Partial Funding, $47,476 stipend + $2,000 for research activities


More about this scholarship

University Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017 is open for applicants across the world to pursue a program of advanced research training at the University of Kentucky.

Eligibility criteria:


  • The fellowship is open to nationals (citizen or non-citizen) of the United States or have lawfully been admitted for a permanent residence.
  • Applicants of University Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017 must either have completed their doctoral degree no longer than 2 years ago or be expecting to complete before the date of appointment.
  • Applicants who do not possess a prior or present postdoctoral appointment at the UK are more preferred.
  • Candidates who received their doctoral degree must affiliate with a research group different from the one with which they previously worked.


Documents required:

  • Application dossier must contain the following documents in the same order specified in a pdf format:
    • Application letter addressing how this program will contribute to the diversity of the University and their profession.
    • CV with references and letters of recommendation
    • Original research proposal in not more than 1500 words
    • A maximum of two sample dissertation chapters or publications
  • Additionally, the following documents with students' name on the subject line must be sent by the applicants to the specified email address:
    • A letter from the potential UK mentor, departmental chair specifying endorsement and appropriate departmental resources
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • CV of the mentor with current and pending funding limited to 5 pages
    • A letter from the potential UK mentor

Selection criteria:

  • Evidence of scholarship with potential for tenure-track faculty appointment at a research university
  • Quality of the proposal
  • Compelling argument that their appointment will generate contribution to the University's diversity
  • Compatibility of research interests with those present in doctorate-granting units at the UK
  • Strong support from references and mentor


Source : University of Kentucky
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