Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

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Funding Opportunity ID: 330182
Opportunity Number: 21-538
Opportunity Title: Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 47.050
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: – Fellowship proposals must be submitted directly by the Fellowship candidate to NSF. Each Fellowship candidate must identify a sponsoring scientist(s) and must affiliate with a U.S. host organization. Appropriate primary host organizations include: <ul> <ul> <li>Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) Two-and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S., acting on behalf of their faculty members.</li> <li>Non-profit, Non-academic organizations -Independentmuseums, observatories,research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations located in the U.S. that are directly associated with educational or research activities.</li> <li>For-profit research organizations &ndash; U.S. commercial organizations, especially small businesses with strong capabilities in scientific or engineering research or education.</li> </ul> </ul> *Who May Serve as PI: To be eligible to submit a proposal to the OCE-PRF Program, an individual must, as of the full proposal target date, meet all the following criteria: <ul> <li>Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident (i.e., have a "green card") at the time the proposal is submitted;</li> <li>Have earned the doctoral degree (PhD), or expect to have earned the doctoral degree prior to the required start date of the fellowship;</li> <li>Not have worked for more than a total of 24 full-time-equivalent months in positions that require the doctoral degree;</li> <li>Present a project plan that falls within the purview of NSF's Division of Ocean Sciences oceanographic research priorities; and</li> <li>Not have submitted concurrently the same project to another program.</li> </ul> Applicants are encouraged to expand the network of collaborators and implement the fellowship at anorganization new to the applicant. However, applicants who choose to carry out the postdoctoral fellowship at the organization where they received their PhD or their currentorganization at the time of submission must: (1)present a strong justification and clearly explain the benefits of this choice to their research and educational goals; and (2) have two scientific mentors, one at the hostingorganization and a second mentor at a different organization who is a new collaborator with the applicant. Proposals that fail to meet the above eligibility requirements will be returned without review.
Agency Code: NSF
Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Posted Date: Dec 03, 2020
Close Date: Mar 03, 2021
Last Updated Date: Dec 03, 2020
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $190,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) offers postdoctoral research fellowships (PRF) to provide opportunities for scientists early in their careers to work within and across traditional disciplinary lines, develop partnerships, and avail themselves of unique research resources, sites and facilities. The fellowship program is intended toprovide beginning investigators of significant potential with experiences that will establish them in positions of leadership in the scientific community. During tenure, Fellows affiliate with a host research organization(s) and conduct research on topics supported by OCE.Fellowships will include participation in a professional development program that emphasizes development of mentoring skills and that coordinates theinvolvementof Fellows in conferences and activities that are focused on increasing the engagement of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents. Applicants who are women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities in STEM, or who have attended community colleges and minority-serving institutions (e.g. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, AlaskaNativeServing Institutions,and Hawaiian Native and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions) are especially encouraged to apply.
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