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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology: The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology. The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site. For FY 2012, these BIO programs are (1) Broadening Participation in Biology; (2) Intersections of Biology and Mathematical and Physical Sciences; and (3) National Plant Genome Initiative Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. These areas change periodically as new scientific and infrastructure opportunities present themselves; and this solicitation will be changed as necessary to reflect the areas being funded. The fellowships are also designed to provide active mentoring of the Fellows by the sponsoring scientists who will benefit from having these talented young scientists in their research groups. The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the BIO Directorate and the specific guidelines in this fellowship program solicitation. International and teaching options are also offered. Because the fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their careers, NSF encourages doctoral advisors to discuss the availability of BIO fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.
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Additional Information on Eligibility
*Organization Limit: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: - Only individuals may apply. NSF postdoctoral fellowships are awards to individuals, and applications are submitted directly by applicants to NSF. However, applications must include sponsoring scientists' statements and the applicants must affiliate with institutions (e.g., colleges and universities, and privately-sponsored nonprofit institutes and museums, government agencies and laboratories, and, under special conditions, for-profit organizations) anywhere in the world. *PI Limit:Applicants must be U.S. citizens (or nationals) or permanent residents of the United States (i.e., have a "green card") at deadline; earn or plan to earn the doctoral degree in a scientific or mathematical field prior to the requested start date of the fellowship and have not accepted an academic appointment; either currently be a graduate student or, at the deadline date, have served in a position requiring the doctoral degree for no more than 12 full time months since earning the degree; present a research and training plan that falls within the purview of BIO and includes the required information for the specific competition as described in this document; select both a host institution and sponsoring scientists different from the doctoral degree and the current position; not have received Federal funding of more than $20,000 as PI or co-PI (except graduate fellowships and doctoral dissertation improvement grants); not have submitted the same project to another NSF program; AND not be a named participant on any other proposal submitted to NSF, including regular research proposals, concurrent with the fellowship application, regardless of who is the named principal investigator. If you fail to meet any eligibility criterion, your application will be returned without review.