About JSMFThe James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) was established in 1950 by James Smith McDonnell, an aviation pioneer in the United States of America. The main aim behind the establishment of this was to "improve the quality of life," and to support new research for the creation of new knowledge. Fellowship is granted by the foundation through a peer-reviewed proposal process. After a multi-phase review process " letter of intent to fund" is issued to selected students. These "letter of intent to fund" can be used by students for negotiation with potential postdoctoral training.
About fellowshipThe JSMF Fellowship is a unique fellowship that provides opportunities for students to complete post-doctoral training with the specified research goals. This fellowship gives opportunities that might not be otherwise approachable to the students. The JSMF post-doctoral fellowship also benefit students who are doing their doctoral research and want to attain new knowledge, skills and experience in a multi-disciplinary field like complexity science and want to make their career in this field.
Designation: JSMF Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
Research Area: Multi-disciplinary field
Location: James S. McDonnell Foundation, USA
Number of Fellowships: JSMF grants up to 10 fellowships every year.
Duration of Fellowship: The duration of the fellowship will be two years, which may be extended up to one more year.
Fellowship BenefitsEmoluments: A fellow will be provided with a fellowship for a total amount of USD200,000 during JSMF Fellowship.
Salary of post-doctoral fellow and other benefits will be paid in full from the fellowship. However, general support to a laboratory or department will not be borne by the fellowship. Separate funds for a stipend of Fellows will not be provided, but if the institutional salary scales for post-doctoral fellows are fixed and the funds are in excess then it can be used to support the research of post-doctoral fellow.
Application processThe application form must be submitted in 2 parts.
Part 1 is to be submitted by the applicant. It must contain the following items:
The reasons for pursuing the post-doctoral fellowship must be mentioned as it qualitatively adds value to the student's skills, knowledge, and connection to scientific communities.
Part 2 is to be submitted by the PhD supervisor and other faculty members. It must be submitted separately as a single PDF file.
Applications completed in all respect containing both Part 1 & 2 must be uploaded to the website of JSMF through the specified process. After successful submission of application, a confirmation email will be sent to the applicant's email ID.
Announcement of resultsAfter receiving of application JSMF Board of Directors will hold a meet for funding decisions. They will decide after considering the advisory board's recommendations.
Results of JSMF funding will be announced at the end of October.
What are the important dates?
Note: Application received after the deadline will not be accepted.
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Official Website: https://www.jsmf.org/
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I receive the JSMF fellowship?
After selection for the fellowship, the applicants will be issued a “letter of intent to fund”. Only after selection and joining in a post-doctoral fellowship at a qualified institution, the Fellow will receive the grant.
What if I do not receive a notification of the decision in my mailbox?
If you do not receive a decision notification by September 25, 2020, please check your spam/junk mail folder. If no email communication is there, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have completed my PhD Can I apply for this fellowship scheme?
No. This fellowship is for the students who are in the final stage of completing their PhD and are looking for admission in post-doctoral studies. If you already have completed a PhD, you are not eligible for this fellowship.
Will the scheme cover the general support to a laboratory or department?
No. The fellowship is intended to provide the opportunity for continued education and training of the postdoctoral fellow. If fund remains balance with the institute of what is needed for stipend and benefits, the surplus funds can be used by the institution to support the research of fellow.