DRI Joint Postdoc Program

DRI LogoThe University of Nevada, Reno and the Desert Research Institute (DRI) are pleased to announce the creation of the University of Nevada, Reno and DRI Joint Postdoctoral Program.

The aims of the Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship Program are to:

  1. Encourage the development of collaborative projects between the University and DRI.
  2. Foster interdisciplinary training of young scientists in areas of high-impact research.
  3. Contribute to the growth of a vibrant community of postdoctoral fellows at the University and DRI.

In the first round of the program, the University and DRI will support one postdoctoral fellow at $50,000 per year for two years. Faculty will be expected to fund relevant laboratory, travel and other training costs. Teams of two made up of University and DRI faculty from any department or division are welcome to apply.

Proposals requirements:

  1. One co-PI must be from the University and one co-PI must be from DRI.
  2. Maximum two-page project description, not including references and figures, describing:
  • Background
  • Research questions and/or hypotheses
  • Scientific merit
  • Postdoc training plan
  • Roles of the postdoc and University/DRI advisors in the research project
  • If applicable, sources of funding for research, travel, and training costs
  • Expected collaborative deliverables: this can be joint University/DRI/Postdoc manuscripts or grant proposals. (Please be realistic in the proposal, as eligibility for future funding under this program will be based on deliverables.)

3. NSF-style 2-page CVs for each investigator that includes a list of graduate students and postdocs trained

Evaluation criteria

  1. Scientific merit
  2. Potential for successful postdoc training as evidenced by a well-thought-out research/training plan. This may include (but is not limited to) proposed manuscript titles, leverage of existing projects, mentorship training for postdoc, professional development plan.
  3. Likelihood that the proposal will result in manuscripts first-authored by the postdoc or that research may lead to joint University/DRI research proposals.
  4. New collaborations between the University and DRI faculty are encouraged. Projects will be chosen based on scientific merit and training potential, but all other qualifications equal, new collaborators will be chosen over existing collaborators in keeping with the goals of the program.

This opportunity is now closed. Thank you for your interest and submissions.

For questions, email Talline Martins (University contact) or Rina Schumer (DRI contact).