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2012 FACES Postdoctoral Fellowship

Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College and Spelman College are the recipients of a National Science Foundation Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate grant. The goal of the award is to assist universities in developing programs to increase the number of scientists and engineers from underrepresented ethnic groups pursuing advanced degrees in these fields and entering the professoriate. One facet of this program is the FACES Postdoctoral Fellowship. The program will provide one $35,000 grant to a promising scientist that accepts a postdoctoral position in engineering or science related field at a U.S. college or university. These funds are intended to assist newly minted PhDs at an early stage in their academic careers. The grant can be used to purchase research equipment, for travel, and other research and career development expenses.


• PhD in science or engineering completed at Emory University or Georgia Institute of Technology after December 31, 2007 and before December 31, 2012. Must have postdoctoral training commitment by December 31, 2012.

• OR Post-doctoral fellow at Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College or Spelman College who completed doctoral degree between December 31, 2007 and before December 31, 2012 and began postdoctoral training after January 1, 2012.

• U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Deadline: Applications are due to Raheem Beyah - by April 15, 2012.

Application: The application form must be accompanied by:

• a CV

• a career development plan (five page maximum)

• three letters of recommendation (one from thesis advisor).

The career development plan should be a clear statement of the nature and implementation of the integrated research and training goals and activities during postdoctoral training. Plans in both areas should be specific and directly related to the applicants career goals.

This section should present:

• Objectives and significance of the proposed research activities;

• The relation of the research to the current state of knowledge in the field; and

• The professional development plan, describing the professional course to be taken.

Evaluation and Notification: The selection committee will review and evaluate all applications, and announce the winner(s) and honorable mention by May 15, 2012. In the event that a winning candidate accepts employment in a non-academic position or has not secured a faculty position by December 31, 2012, the grant will be awarded to the first runner-up.

Download the application instruction and materials here

If you have questions about the FACES Postdoctoral Fellowship or application procedure contact Raheem Beyah, PhD, 404-413-5721 or



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