Life Sciences Research Foundation is offering postdoctoral fellowship in the life sciences at U.S. laboratory in the USA. International and USA applicants are eligible for this postdoctoral fellowship for three years. Fellowship funding covers salary/stipend amount, travel to the host institution, travel to visit the sponsor and to the LSRF annual meeting, research supplies or equipment in support of the fellow’s research, escrow fund. Online application is submitted by October 1st each year.
Study Subject (s): LSRF awards fellowships across the spectrum of the life sciences: biochemistry; cell developmental, molecular, plant, structural, organismic population and evolutionary biology; endocrinology; immunology; microbiology; neurobiology; physiology; virology.
Course Level: This fellowship is available for pursuing postdoctoral research at U.S. laboratory in the USA
Scholarship Provider: Funded from industry, foundations and individuals.
The award can be taken at: USA
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-Three-year fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduates of medical and graduate schools in the biological sciences holding M.D., PhD. D.V.M. or D.D.S. degrees.
-Awards will be based solely on the quality of the individual applicant’s previous accomplishments, and on the merit of the proposal for postdoctoral research.
-Persons doing a second postdoc are eligible only if they are transferring to a different supervisor’s laboratory and embarking on a new project not connected to their previous research.
-All U.S. citizens are eligible to apply with no geographic restriction on the laboratory of their choice.
-Foreign applicants will be eligible for study in U.S. laboratories.
-LSRF fellows must carry out their research at nonprofit institutions.
-LSRF fellows may change projects, laboratories, and/or institutions during the fellowship as long as the eligibility rules listed here are not violated.
-A person holding a faculty appointment is not eligible to apply for an LSRF fellowship.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: U.S. and international applicants are eligible for this postdoctoral fellowship in the USA.
Description: The LSRF solicits monies from industry, foundations and individuals to support postdoctoral fellowships in the life sciences. Active solicitation of funds continues, for which we need the assistance of all concerned individuals. We recognize that discoveries and the application of innovations in biology for the public’s good will depend upon the training and support of the highest quality young scientists in the very best research environments. LSRF awards fellowships across the spectrum of the life sciences: biochemistry; cell, developmental, molecular, plant, structural, organismic population and evolutionary biology; endocrinology; immunology; microbiology; neurobiology; physiology; virology.
In the belief that innovation and discovery occur in direct proportion to quality of training, the Life Sciences Research Foundation administers an international program of postdoctoral fellowships in all areas of the life sciences. Since it was established, in 1981, the Foundation has attracted support from a wide variety of sponsors. An Alumni Directory can be obtained from the foundation’s headquarters. Each sponsor supports one or more designated individuals, chosen by the Foundation’s Board on the basis of the merit of the proposed research and the quality of the individual’s past performance, as judged by the Foundation’s Peer Review Committee. In this way, the Foundation offers sponsors a personal, cost-effective way to support excellence in non-targeted biological research.
Number of awards offered: 15-25 fellowships awards are offered per year.
Duration of award(s): Three-year fellowships will be awarded.
What does it cover? The fellowship award is $60,000 per year and is meant to be a minigrant to the fellow. The current salary/ stipend amount is $50,000/year for each year of the fellowship. The fellow, not the advisor, will control expenditure of the remainder. It may be used for fringe benefits (up to $2,000/year), travel to the host institution, travel to visit the sponsor and to the LSRF annual meeting, research supplies or equipment in support of the fellow’s research. An escrow fund is available to fellows who can elect to have up to $5,000 per year withheld from their grant by LSRF. At the end of their fellowship, they will receive the withheld money as a one-time grant, if and when they assume a position at a nonprofit institution in the United States. Fellows who elect to have an escrow account will then be obligated to their sponsor for one more year. This obligation includes the visit to the sponsor and the acknowledgment of sponsorship in publications.
Selection Criteria: Criteria for selection on the basis of the merit of the proposed research and the quality of the individual’s past performance, as judged by the Foundation’s Peer Review Committee.
Notification: Feb/March: Applicants are informed if they are finalists. (Non-finalists are also notified.) February to August 31: LSRF solicits existing and new potential sponsors to fund the finalists. Approximately 15-25 finalists each year are matched successfully with sponsors.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
application Deadline: The deadline for applications is October 1st each year.