Smalley Institute Post Doctoral Fellowships
ANNOUNCING COMPETITION FOR J. EVANS ATTWELL-WELCH POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
- Deadline for submitting application materials: Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:00pm Central Time
- Winner to be announced in early November 2014.
- Start date: January 1, 2015 (with a grace period to allow for moving, thesis defense, etc.)
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SMALLEY INSTITUTE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS - AMONG THE MOST COVETED RESEARCH POSTDOCTORAL APPOINTMENTS IN THE WORLD
- J. Evans Attwell/Welch Postdoctoral Fellowship: first appointed in 2002
- Peter M. and Ruth L. Nicholas Post-Doctoral Fellowship: first appointed in 2004
- Carl and Lillian Illig Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Nanotechnology: will launch its first appointment in 2014
- We have attracted many of the world's brightest researchers at the nanoscale to work under the mentorship of Smalley Institute Faculty Members.
J. EVANS ATTWELL-WELCH FELLOWSHIP – HONORING A LEADER FOR RICE AND HOUSTON
During the critical 1980s and ‘90s, J. Evans Attwell helped Rice University
choose a president, grapple with the impact of athletics on campus, and steer a
course for the 21st century. Mr. Attwell graduated from Rice
in 1953 and gave generously of his time and treasure. Attendance at Rice
was something of a tradition for Attwell, who had four cousins, two uncles and
an aunt graduate from the University.
After earning his bachelor’s degree at Rice, J. Evans Attwell received his
law degree in 1956 from the University of Texas. In 1965, Mr. Attwell
became the youngest partner in the history of the Vinson and Elkins law firm,
and served as managing partner from 1981 to 1991.
The J. Evans Attwell Fellowship is supported by an endowment, established
from both Rice University and Welch Foundation funds, to honor Mr. Attwell’s
extraordinary legacy and lifetime of dedication to Rice University. The
goal of the fellowship is to attract and retain leading nanoscientists, thus
further augmenting the level of basic scientific research, not only for Rice
University, but also for the State of Texas.
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