Becas postdoctorales para estudiar el origen de la vida ~

18 de agosto de 2016

Becas postdoctorales para estudiar el origen de la vida

The Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life (SCOL) supports creative, innovative research on topics such as the astrophysical and planetary context of the origins of life, the development of prebiotic chemistry, the assembly of the first cells, the advent of Darwinian evolution and the earliest signs of life on the young Earth.

The collaboration is now inviting applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support independent research at one or more laboratories or research institutions in any country.

The application must be from a postdoc candidate with a mentoring PI who is a faculty or equivalent. Their research should address one or more of 10 critical questions concerning the origins of life defined by SCOL.


Deadline for first-stage proposal: Friday, September 9, 2016 by 4:00 pm CST.
Deadline for confidential letters of recommendation: September 1, 2016 by 4:00 pm CST.

Discipline/Subject Area: Science and Engineering; Biological Sciences; Geosciences; Life Sciences; Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

Funding Available: $255,000 for total stipend and allowances over three years.
$55,000 annual stipend for three years ($165,000 total)
Up to $10,000 allowance for insurance* for fellow and their family.
Up to $20,000 allowance for supplies*, publication cost, equipment, research expenses, travel and relocation costs.
*Certain restrictions within these categories.

First-Stage Proposals must include:
A signed letter of acceptance from mentoring Principal Investigator (PI)
Biosketches of mentoring PI and postdoctoral fellow applicant, including publications
Technical and lay abstracts
Narrative that addresses one or more of the ten key questions central to origins-of-life research. The narrative should not exceed two pages (excluding references and figures) and must include:
specific aims,
significance of this work to the origins of life and
research design and methods.
Two confidential letters of recommendation, from current or former advisors (other than the mentoring PI). Letters must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL by Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

Candidates should have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degree within five years of the fellowship’s start date.
Applications may be submitted from scientists in domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories and units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government.
There are no citizenship or country requirements.
Postdocs in currently funded SCOL Investigator labs are ineligible to apply.

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Proposal Instructions:

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