2018 Postdoctoral Fellows Application Form

2018 Postdoctoral Fellows Application Form

Use the following form to apply for the 2018 Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows, Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellows, and/or the Carle Foundation Hospital–Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Programs. Please fill out the form completely and make sure any documents you upload are in Adobe PDF format. Partial applications will not be accepted. Complete application instructions may be found on the Fellows Application page.

There is one application for the Beckman Institute and Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships. A faculty committee and the director of the Beckman Institute will decide which applicant will be offered the Beckman-Brown Fellowship.

Which postdoctoral program are you applying for? Please check all that apply.

Which postdoctoral program are you applying for? Please check all that apply.

There is one application for the Beckman Institute and Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships. A faculty committee and the director of the Beckman Institute will decide which applicant will be offered the Beckman-Brown Fellowship.

Personal Information

 

 

 

 

answer must be an email address

 
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requiredResident Status

requiredResident Status

Names of two or three Beckman Institute faculty collaborators/mentors

At least two required, third is optional.

 

 

 

 
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Prescribed Synopsis

A prescribed synopsis is a specific format that summarizes your research plan as follows.

limited to 300 characters.

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General

Letters of Reference

Please have three references send letters of reference to beckmanfellows@beckman.illinois.edu.

Upload Files

Please upload documents in Adobe PDF format only.
Please keep individual files below 50 MB in size.

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Research Plan:

One PDF file upload (five pages of material plus extra pages as needed for references) consisting of the following areas:

  1. Introduction – 500 words describing your general research area.
  2. Objectives and Significance – One page on what are the objectives of your research plan while you are at Beckman, and why are these research goals important? May include background literature discussion and explanation of hypothesis, problem statement, and/or technological goals.
  3. Research Plan – Two pages on your plan of work for your next three years at the Beckman Institute. This should include an explanation of how this plan helps you develop your career; the research plan also should act as your own individual development plan.
  4. Innovation –One page on why your prior training and proposed research and development plan is innovative and creates new collaborations or strengthens existing collaborations at the Beckman Institute (and, if you are applying to the Carle-Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows program, include collaborations at Carle Foundation Hospital).
  5. Relevance – 500 words on why the Beckman Institute is the best home for your research plan. If you are applying for the Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, also explain why Carle Foundation Hospital is the best home for your translational biomedical research. (500 word limit)
  6. References (not part of the five-page limit)

 

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Representative Paper:

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.

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