Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Grant amount: US $63,000 - US $77,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 19, 2018

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research, Fellowship

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award Program supports postdoctoral scholars with the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, to assist in their transition from “mentored yet independent” postdoctoral projects to an independent, tenure-track position. These individuals are expected to become the next generation of leaders and innovators in science, engineering, and technology. 

Fellows will be appointed for two years, with possibility for renewal for a third and final year.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicant eligibility:
    • At a U.S. college, university or institution which offer postdoctoral fellowships and holds a 501 (c) 3 designation or similarly qualifying IRS designation
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Granted/conferred PhD, MD, and MD/PhD
    • May be eligible for a tenure track position at a scientific research institution at the end of the Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Sponsorting mentor eligibility:
    • PhD, MD, and MD/PhD
    • Full-time tenured or tenure track
    • Active investigator in the applicant’s area of research
    • May only sponsor one applicant for consideration


  • Applicant ineligibility:
    • Recipients may not hold another postdoctoral fellowship at the same time
    • Applicants with more than 36 months postdoctoral experience in a research lab, or who are more than 5 years from their PhD, MD, MD/PhD, are not eligible
    • Applicants may not have faculty appointments
  • Cost ineligibility:
    • Clinical years of residency training
    • Overhead or indirect costs