Call for Applicants – ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships


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Dear Department Chair/Department Head:

I ask your assistance in forwarding this message to graduate students in your department informing them of an outstanding fellowship opportunity with the Army Research Laboratory (ARL).

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) invites exceptional young researchers to apply for the ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship provides recipients the opportunity to pursue independent research while working alongside some of the nation’s best scientists and engineers. Applicants must display extraordinary ability in scientific research and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders. Successful candidates will have tackled a major scientific or engineering problem or will have provided a new approach or insight, as evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.

Eligibility criteria
Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, computational sciences, behavioral sciences, or engineering and must have earned their doctoral degree no earlier than May 1, 2014.
There are no citizenship requirements; however, selected fellows must successfully complete a Department of Defense clearance process, requiring a background security investigation.
Applicants must demonstrate exceptional qualifications with respect to academic and scholarly achievement, as evidenced by research and publication.
Candidates are expected to have conducted research on a major scientific or engineering problem during their thesis work or have provided a new approach or insight evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.
Fellowship terms and benefits
A stipend of $100,000 annually
Health insurance (including dental and vision)
Paid relocation and a professional travel allowance
Appointments are for one year renewable for up to three years based on performance.
Fellowship appointments require a full-time commitment to the research program at ARL, and Fellows must be in residence at ARL during the entire period of the appointment.
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Sincerely yours,

H. Ray Gamble
Director, Fellowship Programs Office
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
500 5th Street NW, Keck 565
Washington, DC 20001

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