March 8, 2011

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Professional Development and Enrichment Award 2011


Recognizing the Outstanding Achievement by an Early Career Stage Life Scientist from an Underrepresented Minority Group

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2011 FASEB Postdoctoral Professional Development and Enrichment Award.  A total of six (6) individual awards are available to provide resources to support the development and enrichment of leadership skills and training of postdoctoral fellows or new (within one-year) assistant professors. 

The FASEB Postdoctoral Professional Development and Enrichment Award (sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health) was established to recognize outstanding achievement by six early stage life scientists from underrepresented minority groups. Applications are requested from highly promising postdoctoral scientists or new assistant professors who have demonstrated research productivity including having published first-author papers in scientific publications, mentoring of URM undergraduate and graduate students, and service leading to improving and expanding opportunities for minorities in the scientific workforce and academia.

Award Presentation:  The six awardees will be publicized and announced on the FASEB and FASEB MARC Program websites, and will also be included on the awardees’ member society’s website.   Each of the six awards will include a $3,000 unrestricted career development award, a certificate in recognition of the award, plus an additional $2,500 travel award to support his/her participation in a national scientific meeting.

Application and Submission Procedures:Applicants must be members of a FASEB Society.  Membership status will be subject to verification by the member society identified in the application.  Access to the site is located at: DEADLINE: May 31, 2011 ~

 For questions, please contact: Cordelia D. Adams, Email:

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