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2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Environmental Chemistry, USA

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation is inviting applications for the postdoctoral fellowship program in the field of environmental chemistry. The postdoctoral program provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry.

The purpose of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., is to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances throughout the world. The foundation makes grants and awards prizes in support of chemistry research and education.

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Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing the postdoctoral program.

Study Subject: Applications most likely to be of interest should describe innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment. The importance of the research should be explained. Examples include but are not limited to the chemistry associated with the climate, the atmosphere, aquatic or marine settings, toxicology, soil or groundwater. Also of interest are chemistry-related energy research (renewable sources, sequestration, etc.), and new or green approaches to chemical synthesis and processing, both with a clearly stated relation to the environment.

Scholarship Award: The postdoctoral program in Environmental Chemistry provides a $120,000 award, payable in two $60,000 installments. Funds are normally expended over a period of two years after the appointment of the Fellow. Charges associated with indirect costs or institutions overhead are not allowed. Of the total annual award amount, the stipend support of the Fellow is no less than $48,000 (Stipends may be supplemented from institutional or other sources). Fringe benefits of the Fellow taken from this award may not exceed $12,000 annually.

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: The postdoctoral program in Environmental Chemistry is open to all academic and other not-for-profit organizations in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America. Applications are accepted from principal investigators who have well-established research efforts in environmental science or engineering. These research activities need not be located in traditional departments in the chemical sciences, and collaboration across departments and institutions is encouraged. The postdoctoral fellow is usually not already identified nor in the principal investigator’s lab at the time of application. Note: Award recipients must wait for two years from the conclusion of an award before being eligible to reapply.

Nationality: US applicants are eligible to apply for the fellowship.

How to Apply: All application materials must be received at the Foundation office by the deadline. Applications recommended for approval are presented to the Foundation’s Board of Directors in time for award announcements by early November.

Required Information

  • The application should be formatted on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper, using 12-point font size. Assemble it as:
  • The online application form (HERE)
  • A research proposal that would be judged as likely to advance environmental science in important ways (limited to four pages, including references)
  • A CV (limited to five pages) for each of the key professional personnel that includes ten or fewer relevant publications
  • A one-page description of the educational opportunities and institutional strengths in environmental science, and how the Fellow would be involved in them send all above materials as a PDF to: [email protected]

Application Deadline: Application deadline is August 1, 2017 .

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