Guidelines for July 2014 J. Evans Attwell/Welch Fellowship
Eligibility: Applicants must be able to complete the
appointment within five years of the award of the Ph.D. degree. Since the length of the fellowship is two
years, they must be able to start their appointment by the third anniversary
date of their Ph.D. In addition, if the Ph.D. is pending at the time of
application, the applicant must defend his/her Ph.D. thesis successfully by July
31, 2014. Existing Rice postdocs are eligible to apply, but do not have any
advantage over external applicants.
must have a recognized Ph.D. or equivalent in any of the fields related to
nanoscience and engineering, including chemistry, physics, material science,
and electrical, chemical, and environmental engineering among others.
process: Applicants must contact a faculty member in
the Smalley Institute at Rice University (www.nano.rice.edu). In consultation with a Smalley Institute
faculty member, the applicant must prepare a three page (maximum) research
proposal in sufficient detail to describe the research problem, the approach,
and expected outcome, including any anticipated applications. Two additional pages, total, of references
and figures are allowed. A letter of
support (one page) must be provided by the Smalley Institute faculty member,
expressing approval of the proposed research.
A resume and three additional letters of recommendation are also
required. All applications must be
received via email to John Marsh, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Monday, April
Amount of the
award: For the 2014 Evans Attwell award, the stipend
will be $54,600 per year, plus standard staff
expenses to Rice of up to $2,000.00 will be provided. Original receipts for all expenses must be
provided. No moving expenses will be
provided at the end of the fellowship, in keeping with the intent of the
addition, a travel fund up to $5,000 per year is included for travel to
technical conferences, and for travel essential to the performance of the
research, such as to synchrotron or neutron scattering facilities.
supplies and minor equipment fund to support the Fellow’s research will be
established with the advisor in the amount of up to $10,000 per year.
will be expected to deliver presentations at scientific and technical meetings
appropriate to the area of research, and to publish refereed papers.
fellow will be expected to give one Smalley Institute seminar toward the end of
the second year term.
Fellow will be responsible for submitting a one-page progress report to the
Smalley Institute director at the end of the 11th month of each
issue including those related to intellectual property are governed by current
Rice policies, which can be found at this web address: http://www.professor.rice.edu/professor/Policies.asp