Sign up now to take risks on untested research ideas, pursue unique collaborations, and build a network of colleagues who share your interest in improving offshore energy system safety and the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems via the NASEM fellowships.
The Early Career Research Fellowship will provide funding to scientists, engineers, and health professionals working on oil system safety, environmental protection, and human health issues relevant to the Gulf region.
Application Deadline: January 13, 2021.
Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:
To be eligible for application, at the time of application, entrants must:
A postdoc is not considered a fully independent position.
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To apply for the fellowship,
Your research portfolio statement should include:
A budget is NOT required, and should not be included in the research statement. You may upload a budget as a separate task if your university requires that one be submitted.
Your selected mentor must be in a senior-level position at your affiliated college, university, research institution, or organization.
Do not choose a mentor for a research collaboration. Choose a mentor who is willing and able to meet at least twice a month to provide guidance and advice on professional development and career topics.
In their statement, your mentor should address how you, the applicant, will benefit from mentoring. Your mentor should consider your professional development holistically, beyond research productivity alone, and identify areas for improvement or potential growth. (1,000 words)
If you are unable to find a mentor at your affiliated organization, the mentor honorarium will be waived and you will be asked to answer an additional question justifying your selection of an external mentor.
The Gulf Research Program’s Early-Career Research Fellowship was established to support emerging scientific leaders as they pursue untested research ideas and collaborations.
The program helps researchers build their interest in improving offshore energy system safety and the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems.
Due to understanding that the early years of a researcher’s career are a critical time, this fellowship provides unrestricted funds and mentoring to help recipients navigate this period with independence, flexibility, and a built-in support network.
The 2021 Early-Career Research Fellowship will have a three-topic track system with application periods spread out over the year.
The three tracks, aligned with the Gulf Research Program’s program areas, are:
The Early Career Research Fellowship’s Human Health and Community Resilience track aligns with one of Gulf Research Program’s five program areas, and narrows the focus of the fellowship to support the most relevant research to the goals and objectives of the Board on Gulf Health and Resilience.
For the 2021-2023 Application Cycle, the Human Health and Community Resilience track goal focuses on contributing to the advancement of health equity in the Gulf of Mexico region or Alaska by considering the social determinants of health.
All applications with required materials must be submitted by the deadline of January 13th, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET.
By February 2021, written applications will be reviewed and fellows will be selected.
By March 2021, all applicants will be notified of funding decisions.
By June 1st, 2021 Fellowships will commence.
The Required virtual fellowship orientation will also take place by June 2021.
Progress reports are due by June 30th, 2022.
The fellowships will end by May 31st, 2023.
The final reports are due by June 30, 2023.
Fellows will be selected based on a set of review criteria.
The application review will be conducted in two stages by at least three reviewers. Applications will first go through an eligibility and relevance review conducted by Gulf Research Program staff.
Applications that are eligible and deemed highly relevant to the charge of the Gulf Research Program will proceed to the second review stage focused on merit and impact.
In addition, the Gulf Research Program will be considering how applicants fit into its overall goals as well as balancing fellows across scientific disciplines and institutional affiliations.
Up to seven fellows will be chosen for the Human Health and Community Resilience Track in 2021.
Factors that contribute to an applicant’s likelihood for success include:
Opt-out at any time. No strings attached.