Postdoctoral Fellows Application Instructions

Applications for the Year 2016 Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Program are no longer being accepted. The application period ended noon Central Time on Monday, November 28, 2016.


This page lists the full application instructions. If you still have questions after reading through this page, please e-mail beckmanfellows@beckman.illinois.edu .


The following six items must be submitted no later than noon Central Time on Monday, November 28, 2016 at midnight (central time). Late or multiple submissions will not be accepted. Selected Fellows will be announced on or around February 13, 2017.

(1) Fill Out Application Form

Applicants must fill out the online application form. The form also allows for the electronic submission of your supporting documents (Curriculum Vitae, Research Plan, Research Justification).

The Application Form is currently closed.

(2) Curriculum Vitae

The Curriculum Vitae must be submitted as an Adobe PDF file using the upload form mentioned above.

(3) Research Plan

A description of the research problems you intend to focus on initially, if you are selected as a Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow. This section should not exceed three single-spaced pages. The Research Plan must be submitted as an Adobe PDF file using the upload form mentioned above.

(4) Research Justification

A description of the relationship of your research to Beckman Institute research programs, including identification of specific faculty members with whom you intend to associate and needs for experimental facilities or other resources. Faculty members at the University of Illinois who are possible research collaborators, but who are not Beckman Institute faculty, may also be mentioned. It is strongly recommended that you contact in advance one or more of the faculty with whom you might collaborate. This section should not exceed two single-spaced pages. References may be on a third page. The Research Justification must be submitted as an Adobe PDF file using the upload form mentioned above.

(5) Representative Paper (Optional)

If you have published, you may submit no more than one article. If you have not published, one introductory or representative chapter, or an extended abstract (not to exceed five pages), of your dissertation may be substituted. Do not submit additional articles or chapters; only one will be passed on to the selection committee. The Representative Paper must be submitted as an Adobe PDF file using the upload form mentioned above.

(6) Letters of Reference

In addition to the above materials, you should request letters of reference from three individuals familiar with your research. Please ask your references to email their letters as a PDF to beckmanfellows@beckman.illinois.edu. The deadline for letters of reference is also noon Central Time on Monday, November 28, 2016 at midnight (central time). No faxed copies of the recommendation letters will be accepted.

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Questions?

Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Beckman Institute Fellows competition. If you still have questions after reading through this page, please e-mail beckmanfellows@beckman.illinois.edu .