Department of Chemistry



Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications - Arnold and Mabel Foundation

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is now accepting Postdoctoral Fellowship applications. Please review the grant information below, and forward to your colleagues, including current postdoctoral researchers (within 12 months or less of postdoctoral experience), or graduate students who will complete a PhD in chemical sciences by May 1, 2022. An infographic is also attached if you have an area to post announcements. Thank you!


The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation: Supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation. Full program description and eligibility hereLetter of Intent due September 3, 2021.


About the Grant

  • Research must be innovative in method, speed or process, or represent new instrument technology. This fellowship will be a catalyst from “mentored yet independent” postdocs to outstanding, independent researchers in academic or industry/government labs.
  • Two-year program (with potential for 3rd year renewal).
  • Award amount is $180,000 over 2 years for salary, fringe benefits, and research expenditures. Fellows receiving year 3 renewal award will receive additional $90,000. Instrumentation fellowships will receive an additional one-time amount of up to $200,000 for instrument build expenses.
  • The fellowships are not intended for proposals that are supported by traditional NIH mechanisms in the fields of chemical biology or biochemistry.