On Aug. 21, the application cycle opens for the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, designed to support a new cohort of scholars from underrepresented groups as they grow and advance in their careers.
Graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals from Johns Hopkins University and other institutions are invited to apply, as long as they fall within three years of completing their doctoral degree or training. Although applicants from any field will be considered, priority will go to those working within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Part of the Faculty Diversity Initiative 2.0, the fellowship program was created in 2015 to locate, promote, and nurture the work of outstanding early career postdoctoral scholars, particularly in fields where there are fewer women or members of underrepresented minorities, according to the Office of the Provost website. This initiative is one of many programs outlined in Realizing Our Promise: The Second JHU Roadmap on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. A successful candidate will bring to the position diverse life experiences and the potential for both a successful fellowship and a future position or tenure-track faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins or another institution.
The fellowship includes:
- A one-year salary at the current NIH level of support for postdoctoral fellows
- $5,000 for research expenses related to the proposed project
- $2,000 for professional development activities (such as travel to/registration for a workshop/conference)
- Eligibility for a second full year of support, pending good progress
The application cycle closes on Oct. 13, 2023, with the fellowship starting on or after July 15, 2024.