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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for research, study and English teaching in over 140 countries to rising seniors, recent alumni, and graduate students. About 2000 Fulbright fully-funded grants are awarded annually. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at:

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is offering two early summer info sessions on Fulbright study/research and English teaching opportunities – if you are interested but unable to attend let us know by writing to

Eligibility: US Citizens -- Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Alumni, & Grad Students -- All Fields of Study

UMD Campus Deadline for 2019-20 Fulbright US Student Grants: September 1, 2018 – contact us at for details.


Are you planning or pursuing graduate studies toward a Ph.D. in life or physical sciences, math, engineering, or social/behavioral sciences? The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate studies toward Ph.D.’s in science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral fields. The NSF award provides 3 years of support, with an annual stipend of $34,000. You can learn more about the NSF award at

The National Scholarships Office is offering two early summer NSF GRFP information sessions for students planning to apply this Fall 2018 or in subsequent years. Current undergraduates at all levels and recent alumni are welcome to attend, as are those who will be first or second year graduate students in Fall 2018.

Eligibility: You must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for the NSF Graduate research fellowship. You must be planning or pursuing graduate studies in an NSF supported field. IMPORTANT: Students may apply TWICE for the NSF GRFP - once before starting graduate studies, and once during the first two years of graduate study. To enhance your chance of success is it essential to apply at each opportunity.

NSF GRFP Fall 2018 Deadlines:

October 22, 2018: Life Sciences – Geosciences

October 23, 2018: Engineering / Materials Research / Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering

October 25, 2018: Social Sciences – Psychology – STEM Education

October 26, 2018: Mathematical Sciences – Chemistry – Physics/Astronomy


We are now accepting applications for the COMBINE (Computation and Mathematics for Biological Networks) program for Fall 2018. Applications are due by August 1, 2018 for full consideration. If you know current UMD grad students who would be good candidates for the program, please forward them the info below and encourage them to apply! We'll be happy to answer questions for your students if they get in touch with us via Note that to be eligible for an NSF stipend, an applicant must have at least 2 years remaining until they complete their PhD and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. We encourage students to apply to the program even if they are not eligible for a stipend. See the announcement below and our website for more information.




1- Postdoctoral Position at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

The Section on Molecular Transport at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the Bethesda campus will be advertising a postdoctoral position in August. The Section on Molecular Transport is a small but very active group of biophysicists seeking to recruit an enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow to study a role of Voltage-Dependent Anion Channel (VDAC) in the mitochondrial toxicity induced by alpha-synuclein. The postdoc will be working with established multidiscipline team of biophysicists, electro-physiologists, computational biologists, physicists, and theoreticians. The group is looking for a highly motivated cell biologist who is capable of carrying on independent research with an expertise in confocal microscopy, live cells imaging, and other standard cell biology methods. Applicants are expected to appreciate and support a collaborative environment.

Desired Skills and Qualifications: Candidates must be within 5 years of completing a PhD Experience in mitochondria biology and isolated mitochondria is desirable but not required Competence in planning and multitasking, and excellent organizational and communication skills Both written and oral communication are required, as is the ability to work independently and in collaboration Stipend is based on experience as per NIH guidelines.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, a summary of research experiences and objectives, and should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Tatiana Rostovtseva at

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

2- Post-Doctoral Associate position at IBBR/UMD

The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work in the area of experimental biophysics. He/she will be involved in the characterization of interactions of antimicrobial peptides with lipid membranes by performing measurements using surface-sensitive and scattering techniques. The successful candidate would have demonstrated expertise in working with lipids and membrane-active peptides or proteins. Familiarity with at least one of the following experimental methods is a plus: electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, surface plasmon resonance, neutron or Xray diffraction or small-angle scattering. A Ph.D. in a relevant field of Physics or Chemistry is required. IBBR is a premier research institute focused on the characterization of protein structure/function relationships, biomolecular engineering and disease pathways and targets.

The Institute is a joint research enterprise between the University of Maryland College Park, the University of Maryland Baltimore and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, situated in the heart of Maryland’s Biotechnology Corridor. It has an outstanding group of scientists and engineers focused on basic and translational research, and strong ties to the NIST Biomolecular Measurement Division and the NIST Center for Neutron Research. For more details and to apply, visit:

3- Hirschfelder Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Theoretical Chemistry Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now accepting nominations for a Hirschfelder Postdoctoral Fellow. The Fellowship offers the opportunity for an extremely well-qualified recent Ph.D. graduate to pursue a combination of independent and collaborative research within the Institute and beyond. The Fellow will be provided with a salary of $50,000 and a comprehensive benefits package. Additional research funds of up to $5,000 per year are available to support the Fellow's research. The initial appointment is for a period of 12 months and is renewable for a 2nd year. Starting date is negotiable but must commence prior to June 1, 2019.

Interested candidates should arrange for a single letter of nomination to be submitted via email ( prior to 9/15/18; self-nominations are not accepted.

4- Research associates/Postdocs in data integration, simulation, and visualization for whole-cell modeling @ Mount Sinai in NYC

To better understand how genotype and the environment determine phenotype, we are developing comprehensive whole-cell computational models which aim to represent all of the biochemical activity inside cells. Our research is interdisciplinary – involving systems biology, genomics, simulation, and software engineering – and team-oriented. We are seeking talented, ambitious individuals to join our team and help us develop tools for building, simulating, and analyzing comprehensive models of individual cells.

We are a member the new NIH-funded Center for Reproducible Biomedical Modeling ( which aims to enable more predictive models of cells by making cell modeling systematic, scalable, and collaborative. The center includes Herbert Sauro and John Gennari at the University of Washington, Ion Moraru and Michael Blinov at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and David Nickerson at the University of Auckland.

How to apply: Please send a cover letter describing your scientific/engineering interests and your CV to Jonathan Karr (

More information: Please visit our website ( or contact Jonathan Karr (