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NIA Postdoc Fellowship for 2015-16 Application Deadline June 19

Modified: June 17, 2015

With support from the National Institute of Aging, the Center on Aging at NORC at University of Chicago is offering two postdoctoral fellowships. The goal of these postdoctoral fellowships is to train recent doctoral recipients interested in the demographic and economic analysis of aging through the development of basic methodological tools, applied research, policy-making and analysis, and professional development.

The NIA postdoctoral fellowship 2015-2016 stipend is TBA and adjusted according to years of experience (stipend information for past years is available at http://grants.nih.gov/training/NRSA_Stipend_History_Graph.pdf). Fellowships are renewable for a second year with acceptable progress. The fellowship includes health insurance for the recipient fellow. Please note that the fellowship does not provide for family or spousal health insurance. Fellows are eligible for modest travel support and work space; both are dependent on availability.

Additionally, all trainees and affiliates benefit from: formal affiliation with the Center on Aging at NORC at the University of Chicago, an active research environment in the study of demography and aging; participation in a community of graduate student and postdoctoral level scholars; training in the practice of research on aging; training in the responsible conduct of research; and additional mentorship with University of Chicago faculty.

Candidates must be interested in demography or the economics of aging and have a PhD or equivalent graduate degree. Fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Previous research in demography or the economics of aging is not necessary; however, a future commitment is.

All application materials must be submitted to Kelly Pudelek at Pudelek-Kelly@norc.org by Friday, June 19. Applications must be submitted electronically in PDF format. Recommendation letters may be emailed directly via email to Pudelek-Kelly@norc.org or signed and submitted via post to:

Kelly Pudelek
NORC at the University of Chicago
1155 E. 60th Street, Flr 2
Chicago, IL 60637

Application materials for the NIA postdoctoral training program include: 1) letter of interest; 2) personal statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) two letters of recommendation; and 5) a sample of written work or a recent publication.

There is no page limit for the statement of research interests but we encourage all applicants to provide enough information for the Committee on Demographic Training to make a thoughtful decision in respect to applicants’ interests, experience, and aspirations. Applications are generally 3-5 pages; however, successful applicants have submitted statements that range in length and scope.