The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the fellow’s career by supporting his or her research and training goals. The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the SBE directorate and the specific guidelines in this solicitation. The research and training plan of each Fellowship must address important scientific questions within the┬áscope of the SBE Directorate and the specific guidelines in this solicitation. The SPRF program offers two tracks: (I) Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR) and (II) Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP).

Proposals must be submitted by the individual and not the host institution. Between 15 to 20 total Fellowship awards will be made each year contingent upon the quality of the applications and availability of funds. The total award currently amounts to $160,000, which consists of an annual $65,000 stipend and a $15,000 annual fellowship allowance.

Eligibility

Fellowship candidates must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • The proposer must be a U.S. citizen, national or legally admitted permanent resident alien of the United States as of the proposal deadline.
  • The proposer must have obtained a doctoral degree in the SBE sciences within the 3 years prior to the proposal deadline or will obtain a doctoral degree within 12 months after the proposal deadline but before the anticipated start date.
  • The proposer cannot already hold a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment.
  • The proposer cannot submit the same research to another NSF program.

For more information about applying to this grant, contact grad-fellowships@uchicago.edu

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