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Human Genome News, September 1990; 2(3)

Postdoctoral Fellowships Offered by DOE

The DOE Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER) has recently established the Human Genome Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Program. It will provide recent doctoral-degree recipients with funding to conduct genome-specific research at approved DOE and university laboratories.

The program developed from a 1988 recommendation of the DOE Energy Research Advisory Board to "increase support through expansion of the targeted [science and engineering] graduate and postgraduate research fellowship programs with emphasis given to energy-related areas of greatest projected human resource shortages."

The genome postdoctoral program is modeled on the successful Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, initiated in 1986 by DOE OHER. The Hollaender Fellowships provide support in all areas of OHER-sponsored research; several fellows have been involved in research related to the genome project. Both postdoctoral programs are administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), which is a university consortium and DOE contractor.

Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens and must have recently completed an internship or residency or received a research doctoral degree within 2 years of the desired starting date. The first-year stipend will be $35,000. A total of ten postdoctorates will be sponsored annually when the program is fully operational, with up to five new awards announced each year.

Program literature and application packets will be available in October; the application deadline is January 15, 1991.

For additional information, contact:

  • Human Genome (or Hollaender) Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Program
    Science/Engineering Education Division
    P.O. Box 117
    Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117
    (615) 576-4805


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