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Black In Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellowship

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About the Fellowship

BlackInChem aims to strengthen the network between Black people in the chemistry space whilst highlighting excellence in chemistry research. In pursuit of this mission, BlackInChem will be highlighting Black excellence in the field of chemistry research by awarding a postdoctoral fellowship to an outstanding member of the chemistry research community who embodies the principles of the organization. The goals of this award are to advance innovative strategies that will lead to preventions, treatments, or cures for diseases of all types, promote research into disparities in health outcomes in the Black community, and increase Black representation in the chemistry research community.

The BlackInChem Postdoctoral Fellowship will provide up to three years of financial support for an ambitious scientific project, including one in its early stages and/or not currently supported by grants from the NIH, NSF, DoD, or other government agencies. In an effort to help the awardee achieve success in a tenure-track position, the fellowship can also be used to provide funding that bridges this transitional stage of an academic career. The award will provide $75,000 per year while the awardee is a trainee but will increase to $100,000 per year if/when the awardee accepts an academic tenure-track position.

This award opportunity is offered in collaboration with Emerald Foundation, Inc., which is a private biomedical research foundation that invests in research projects in medicine and healthcare. Invited research proposals can cover the range of medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, nanotechnology, forensics, inorganic chemistry, chemical biology, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, and beyond. Emerald Foundation, Inc. is proud to partner with Black in Chem to facilitate more Black postdoctoral researchers transitioning to faculty positions at top institutions.


Letter of Inquiry

To begin the grant-making process, BlackInChem asks applicants to send a Letter of Inquiry, which should be 1–2 pages in length and explain the clinical implications and scientific rationale of the project. The letter should also include a brief summary of the research plan and describe any essential preliminary data; however, data/figures are not required. If you feel that your letter would be enhanced by a previous publication from your lab, please include the PDF as a separate attachment with your Letter of Inquiry. After submitting a Letter of Inquiry, applicants will be contacted if a full proposal is requested. The deadline for the letter of inquiry is Monday, August 1, 2022. Letters of inquiry should be emailed as a PDF to blackinchem@gmail.com with the title BlackInChem Postdoctoral Fellowship Application.


We will hold information sessions on the fellowship July 2022. Check back later for reservation information!

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