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ESU Lindemann Trust Postdoctoral Research Grants for Scientists at Host Institution in USA, 2019

The English-Speaking Union is inviting applications for Postdoctoral Research Grants for Scientists to carry out their research at a host institution in the USA. Fellowships are available for students who hold British, Irish or Commonwealth citizenship and be normally resident in the UK.

These Fellowships enable postdoctoral scientists to pursue research in the USA without financial difficulty, and without being obliged to take up paid employment.

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The English-Speaking Union (ESU) is an international educational charity and membership organisation that brings together people of different languages and cultures in over 50 countries. Through the help of our branches and international ESUs, we run educational programmes, competitions and cultural exchanges to develop confident communicators, critical thinkers and empowered citizens.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: February 11, 2019
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral scientists.
  • Study Subject: Each fellowship lasts for one year and supports research in the fields of astronomy, biophysics, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics and physics.
  • Scholarship Award: The English-Speaking Union offers up to three grants a year, worth $50,000 each, for postdoctoral scientists to carry out their research at a host institution in the USA.
  • Nationality: Fellowships are available for students who hold British, Irish or Commonwealth citizenship and be normally resident in the UK.
  • Number of Scholarships: Three grants are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken at a host institution in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Fellowships are available for students who hold British, Irish or Commonwealth citizenship and be normally resident in the UK.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible to apply, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold British, Irish or Commonwealth citizenship and be normally resident in the UK
  2. Either be in the final stages of your doctoral studies at a UK university or have completed your doctorate at a UK university within the last three academic years.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Candidates will be required to complete an online application form. A letter of endorsement from the proposed host institution must be uploaded as part of this application process (please see the below ‘Notes for Host Endorsement Letter’) and two confidential references must be sent directly to the ESU before the application closing date.

This form covers the following areas:

  • Personal details
  • Contact information
  • Education background
  • Scholarship and publication history
  • Professional development
  • Research proposal (including upload of your research proposal)
  • Proposed host (including upload of your letter of endorsement)
  • Referee contact information (for two referees)

Online Application

Scholarship Link