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NSF-Sloan Postdoctoral Research Fellowhips in Molecular Evolution

Peter Arzberger parzberg at NSF.GOV
Mon Nov 22 07:09:29 EST 1993

The following is extracted from the new program announcement on the
NSF-Sloan Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Molecular Evolution. 
Complete copies of the program announcement should be attainable at local
Sponsored Project Offices or over the network on STIS or the NSF gopher. 

Please note the deadline and eligibility requirements.

Please feel free to forward this.  

Title  : NSF 93-151 -- Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Molecular Evolution
Type   : Program Guideline




The National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation announce a special program of Postdoctoral Research
Fellowships in Molecular Evolution as part of an effort by both
foundations to increase support for basic research in Molecular
Evolution. Within the NSF, both the Directorates for Biological
Sciences and for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences are
participating in this program.  In this first year of the joint
program, approximately 18 two-year awards of $80,000 will be
offered.  The deadline for submission of application materials is
January 17, 1994, with awards to be announced in April, 1994.
Contingent upon availability of funds, a competition for
approximately the same number of fellowships will be held in each
of the next 4 years.

     Molecular evolutionary studies involve the theoretical,
comparative, computational, and/or experimental analyses of
biological patterns and processes at the molecular level, within
the framework of organismic evolutionary change and adaptation.

     The NSF and the Sloan Foundation believe that the
experimental tools and intellectual discoveries of molecular
biology have generated exciting possibilities for expanding the
scientific understanding of evolution.  Moreover, NSF and the
Sloan Foundation envision molecular evolution studies involving
the biological sciences in concert with other disciplines, both
in concepts and techniques, and encourage applications that
reflect a broad scientific spectrum.

     The NSF/Sloan Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Molecular
Evolution will provide recipients the freedom to define and
pursue their own research programs while developing relevant
interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in a host laboratory or
field station.  Applicants are expected to take full advantage of
this important feature of the award by identifying opportunities
to broaden their scientific training and experience, both
conceptually and technically, so that they may approach problems
in molecular evolution with sound concepts and the most
appropriate tools.  Because of this essential aspect of the
program, applicants are expected to submit research and training
plans that differ from the plans followed during their doctoral
training or, for applicants who have been postdoctoral fellows
for more than one year at the time of award initiation, plans
that differ from their current postdoctoral research.


Applicants for a National Science Foundation/Alfred P.Sloan Foundation
Molecular Evolution Postdoctoral Research Fellowship must have earned the
Ph.D. after January 1, 1989, or must expect to receive it no later than
June 30, 1994.  Applicants can be considered only from nationals or
permanent resident aliens of the United States. The term "national of the
United States" denotes a citizen of the United States or a native resident
of the possesion of the United States such as American Samoa.  Only one
application per applicant will be considered.

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