|ALS Doctoral Fellowship in Residence|
Applications to Shape the Future of Synchrotron Radiation Science
Synchrotron radiation is now an established tool in many areas of physical and biological science. The ALS Doctoral Fellowships will allow beginning researchers to work at the frontier of synchrotron radiation research and to help advance state-of-the-art applications.
The Fellowships enable students who have passed their Ph.D. qualifying or comprehensive verbal and written exams (generally third-year students) to acquire hands-on scientific training and develop professional maturity for independent research. Applicants must be full-time, currently enrolled students in a Ph.D. program in the physical or biological sciences, pursuing thesis research based on the use of synchrotron radiation.
The fellowships are offered as one-year appointments with the possibility of renewal. Successful applicants will be compensated with a $18,000 annual stipend. Additionally, fellows will be matched with an on-site mentor (generally a beamline scientist) and have access to ALS resources, including beamtime. Fellows are expected to present their results at a meeting or as a seminar at the end of the fellowship year.
Applications are due by the end of June each year, for an appointment to coincide with the following academic year.
Interested applicants should submit a completed application form, a two-page description of their research plan, a resume with publications list, and two to three letters of reference by e-mail to Jerry Kekos, or by mail to
Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
2012–2013 Fellowship Winners
The selection committee selected the following award recipients for the 2012–2013 academic year:
Faye Bowles (University of California, Davis)