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Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program seeking nominees

Faculty members are encouraged to submit nominations of outstanding scholars

The Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is seeking the next cohort of scholars to receive financial support, mentoring, and professional development opportunities as they prepare for future faculty positions. Johns Hopkins faculty members are encouraged to submit nominations of outstanding scholars to FacultyAffairs@jhu.edu through Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The fellowship program, which is part of the Faculty Diversity Initiative, was developed in 2015 to "locate, promote, and nurture the work of outstanding early career postdoctoral scholars at Johns Hopkins University," according to the Office of the Provost website.

The initiative is one of many programs outlined in the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion, and a successful nominee will be someone with diverse life experiences and background who has potential for a tenure-track faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins or another institution. Nominations are welcome from any area of study, and priority consideration will be given to nominees in fields where there are fewer women or underrepresented minorities and to individuals whose funding has been exhausted.

The fellowship supports:

  • One year of salary at the current NIH level of support for postdoctoral fellows
  • Benefits (determined by home department's administrative manager)
  • $5,000 stipend for research expenses
  • $2,000 for professional development activities (travel to/registration for a workshop/conference, etc.)

Nominations must be made by the Johns Hopkins faculty member who will be the scholar's primary mentor. Nominees may be graduate students from Johns Hopkins or other institutions who have completed a doctoral degree or will complete their requirements by the fellowship start date; current JHU postdoctoral scholars, or individuals coming to JHU with postdoctoral training from other institutions, who received their degrees within the last four years; or professional applicants (who have an MD, JD, etc.) who are within four years of completing their professional or clinical training.

Details about the application materials are on the Office of the Provost website. Nominations should include a curriculum vitae, a personal statement from the nominee, and a letter of support from the faculty mentor; they may also include a letter from the relevant dean or department chair.

For additional details, contact the Provost's Office at FacultyAffairs@jhu.edu.

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