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National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2011 in USA

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships increase the participation of underrepresented groups in selected areas of science in the U.S. These fellowships support training and research at the postdoctoral level in a host institution in the areas of social, behavioral, and economic sciences (including history and philosophy of science) supported by NSF.

The total fellowship amount is $50,000 per year and consists of three separate types of payments. A monthly stipend of $3,750 is paid directly to the Fellow as an electronic funds transfer into a personal account at a financial institution. A research allowance of $10,000 per year is paid as a lump sum to the Fellow in the same manner for expenses directly related to the conduct of the research, such as materials and supplies, subscription fees and recovery costs for databases, travel, and publication expenses. An institutional allowance of $5,000 per year is paid to the host institution for fringe benefits, including health insurance payments for the Fellow, and for expenses incurred in support of the Fellow, such as space, equipment, and general-purpose supplies. There are no allowances for dependents or travel allowances separate from the special allowance.Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawfully admitted permanent residents and recipients of the doctoral degree within the past 4 years.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 10/17/2011

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