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UNCF●Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship


Tuesday, December 02, 2014


The UNCF●Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships are intended to provide support to African American post-graduates to obtain postdoctoral training or continue to conduct postdoctoral, pre-professional research projects.

The postdoctoral Fellowship Stipend of up to $77,000 is intended to support the award recipient for a minimum period of 12 months and up to a maximum period of 24 months of fellowship tenure. A maximum of $55,000 may be received in any 12 month period. Award recipients will be known as UNCF●Merck Postdoctoral Fellows. Each Fellow will be mentored by a Merck scientist. As part of the award, the Fellow is expected to make regular contact with the Merck mentor. The Fellow is also required to visit the Merck Research Laboratories to present a progress report to the Merck research staff during the last half of their postdoctoral fellowship tenure. The cost of this visit will be underwritten by Merck Global Diversity. A two-page summary of research results and an updated Curriculum Vitea must be submitted to UNCF at the end of the fellowship tenure.

A grant of up to $15,000 will be given to the Fellow and is intended to support the research of the Fellow. This Research Grant may onlybe used to cover direct expenses incurred by the Fellow in the execution of the proposed research and training during the fellowship tenure. Costs that are considered allowable are travel to present research findings at scientific meetings and conferences, purchase of equipment and supplies, and publication costs.  Any funds remaining at the end of the fellowship tenure must be returned to United Negro College Fund.  This grant may not be used to support faculty and administrative salaries, faculty travel, tuition or indirect costs.

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