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NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships for Scientists from NATO Partner Countries (NSF-NATO)

NOTE: The 2004 competition was the last for the NATO program.

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Description Return to the Top

At the request of the Department of State, NSF administers a program of NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships to promote a closer collaboration among the scientists of member and NATO Partner countries. Approximately 20 fellowships will be made to US institutions that would like to host a scientist from a NATO Partner Country. Eligible fields of research are: mathematics, engineering, computer and information science, geosciences, the physical, biological, social, behavioral, and economic sciences, the history and philosophy of science, and interdisciplinary areas comprised of two or more of these fields. Research in the teaching and learning of science, mathematics, technology, and engineering is also eligible for support.

The program provides a monthly stipend of $2,750, plus dependency and travel allowances, for a tenure of 12 months.

Eligibility Return to the Top

Scientists and engineers from NATO partner countries, who are within five years of their doctoral degree, are eligible to be nominated by a scientific advisor at US institutions.

Deadline Return to the Top

The deadline for the 2004 competition was Tuesday, December 9, 2003, by 5:00 p. m. proposer's local time. There will not be anymore competitions for this program.

How to Apply Return to the Top

Applications must be submitted electronically using the National Science Foundation's online FastLane system. Referees of applicants and scientific advisors of scientists from NATO partner countries can submit a Reference Report Form or a Scientific Advisors Statement using FastLane. Security is provided to ensure that applications, references, and sponsoring scientist statements can be seen only by authorized persons. To access the FastLane Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program online application process, click on "Postdoctoral Fellowships"on the FastLane Home Page.

The scientific advisor at the host institution (also known as the sponsoring scientist) is responsible for ensuring the completeness of application materials on behalf of scientists from NATO Partner Countries before forwarding the complete application to the Sponsored Research Office (SRO). The SRO is responsible for submitting the application to NSF. Please refer to the program guidelines for more in-depth application procedures.

For More Information Return to the Top

For further information, contact: NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230, (703) 292-8697. Electronic mail requests for information may be sent to nsf-nato@nsf.gov.

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