Springborn Postdoctoral Fellowship

Funded by the Robert C. and Carolyn J. Springborn Endowment

The Springborn Postdoctoral Fellowship, established in 2011, was generously funded by Dr. Robert C. and Mrs. Carolyn J. Springborn. The fellowship, open to recent PhD graduates from the United States, will provide at least $45,000 in salary plus benefits to the recepient. Desired qualifications include a willingness to work independently and collaboratively, as well as strong leadership skills.

Application and Selection Information

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Springborn Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to have a documented academic record of excellence and demonstrated creativity and leadership potential. Candidates should have recently completed their PhD or will have it completed by the start of the fellowship.

Salary of at least $45,000 per year for two years; exact amount will be based on previous experience. Applicants are expected to exhibit independence, but to be associated with one or more research groups. Travel funds will be available; laboratory space, setup costs, and operating costs will be provided by the faculty host as appropriate.

Application process

A completed online application form must include the following elements:

  • Letter of Application (Personal/Professional Goals Statement, including name of potential faculty host)
  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae*
  • Research Plan *
  • Representative Paper* (optional)
  • Three Letters of Reference—once you complete your online application, an email will be automatically generated to the references you list, asking them to submit their letters.

* must be submitted in pdf form

To apply, visit this website.  

Applications will be accepted from July 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017.

For Questions and Additional Information

Springborn Postdoctoral Fellowships: For questions or problems with the application process, email: staciry@illinois.edu or phone: 217-244-0565

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer