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ASU Origins Project Postdoctoral Lectureship Award

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The Origins Project at Arizona State University is pleased to open nominations for the Origins Project Postdoctoral Lectureship Award. This award, the largest of its kind in the world, is awarded annually to an outstanding junior scholar chosen from all countries, from any field of study relevant to the Origins Project, and consists of a $10,000 award, coach travel to/from Tempe, AZ, and accommodations during a week-long visit. In addition to participating in the awards ceremony, the winner will give three talks on his or her research, as well as participate in other Origins Project events.

Faculty nomination letters will be accepted starting September 1, 2016, and will be considered up to November 1, 2016.

The award is open to junior scholars who were awarded a Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2013 and do not hold a tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent position. Each eligible department head may put forward only one nominee for the award. Criteria for selection include evidence of outstanding research credentials and the potential for creative leadership in the candidate's chosen field, as well as the ability to effectively communicate scientific concepts to a broad audience in English. Short-listed nominees will be contacted in mid-November to submit full application materials. 

Candidates: please do not submit materials until requested by the Origins Project.

Faculty nomination letters must be uploaded online via the link below. Nominators can be any faculty members familiar with the candidate and his or her research. The Chair Nomination Form must also be submitted, confirming that the candidate will represent their department/unit/lab in the award competition.

Eligible Disciplines

We encourage nominations for junior scholars working in all fields relevant to The Origins Project. While all fields of science, humanities, and social sciences will be considered, particular emphasis will be placed on the following areas:

· Anthropology
· Astrophysics
· Biological Sciences
· Chemistry
· Complex Systems
· Cosmology
· Economics
· Engineering
· Geology & Planetary Science
· Mathematics & Statistics
· Medicine
· Neuroscience
· Paleontology
· Psychology
· Physics
· Sustainability

For more information and to access FAQs, the Instructions for Nominators, and the Chair Nomination Form, visit Origins Project Postdoctoral Lectureship Award