Since 1983, the Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF) has funded nearly 500 outstanding postdoctoral fellows in all areas of the life sciences, including 57 in plant biology. We believe that discoveries and application of innovations in biology for the public's good depends upon the training and support of the highest quality young scientists. Every year a selection committee representing a broad range of sub-disciplines within biology identify the top 5% of applicants from an international pool of more than 1000 postdoctoral applicants. Once chosen, the LSRF collaborates with current and potential sponsors to match them with fellows with similar research interests. In 2013, thirty-two of these remarkable young scientists were matched with sponsors to support their research. Yet even now many excellent scientists remain unfunded.
Plant biologists interesting in a postdoctoral fellowship should consult the Life Sciences Research Foundation website (http://www.lsrf.org/) for information about how to apply. The next deadline for applications will be October 1, 2014.