The University of Kentucky in the USA is inviting applications for the Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2020/2021 academic session.
In an effort to contribute to the mission of enhancing diversity, the University of Kentucky established the Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowships to support postdoctoral fellows in graduate and professional areas. The fellowships are named in honor of UK’s first African-American graduate student, Lyman T. Johnson.
Fellowship recipients pursue an individualized research program under the mentorship of one or more UK professors and actively participate in departmental and professional research-related activities. Fellows play a lead role in designing, developing and implementing research programs that contribute to a department’s overall graduate education and research mandates.
Worth of Award
The fellowship provides;
- A $47,476 stipend plus benefits.
- In addition, the fellow receives $2,000 for support of research activities.
- Fellowships are available for up to two years.
- The initial appointment is for 12 months, but recipients may apply for a second year.
The following are the eligibility criteria;
- This includes the eligibility requirement that, by the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
- Applicants must have completed the doctoral degree within the past two years or will complete the doctoral degree before the date of appointment.
- Preference will be given to applicants who do not have a prior or present postdoctoral appointment in the UK.
- Applicants who received their PhD at the UK must be affiliated with a research group other than the one in which they did their prior research.
How to Apply
The application dossier should contain, a single PDF document that will be uploaded into the UK employment system:
- The cover letter that should address how participation in this program would contribute to the compelling interest of diversity at the University of Kentucky and in the profession.
- A discussion of career and training goals should also be included.
- Curriculum Vitae, including the references providing letters of recommendation.
- An original research proposal is written independently by the applicant in a way that non-experts can evaluate (1,500 words or less; figures, schemas, and references are not included in this total).
Additionally, the items below are required to be submitted.
- A letter from the potential UK mentor and the Mentor’s curriculum vitae (5-page limit) that includes current and pending funding.
- A letter from the potential UK departmental chair indicating endorsement and appropriate departmental resources such as space and computer support.
- Three reference letters.
- Submit your application for a Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Each of the following individuals to email their letters/materials to [email protected] with the applicant’s name in the subject line by the stated date.
Deadline: Application closes November 1, 2019.