The University of Kentucky is delighted to offer Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship to study in the USA. The US, as well as Non-US citizens, are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.
The aim of the scholarship is to provide financial help to the US as well as Non-US citizens.
The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and health care. As Kentucky’s flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being.
Level/Field of Study
Fellowship is awarded to postdoctoral students in graduate and professional areas.
University of Kentucky, USA
Value/Duration of Award
The fellowship provides a $47,476 stipend plus benefits. In addition, the fellow receives $2,000 for support of research activities. Fellowships are available for up to two years. The initial appointment is for 12 months, but recipients may apply for the second year.
The US, as well as Non-US citizens, are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
Applicants must be eligible to compete for federally-funded postdoctoral grants. This includes the eligibility requirement that, by the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Applicants must have completed the doctoral degree within the past two years or will complete the doctoral degree before the date of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants who do not have a prior or present postdoctoral appointment at the UK. Applicants who received their PhD at the UK must be affiliated with a research group other than the one in which they did their prior research. The goal is to broaden the research experience and training for the fellowship recipient.
Selection criteria include:
- Evidence of scholarship with competitive potential for a tenure-track faculty appointment at a research university
- Compatibility of specific research interests with those present in doctorate-granting units at the UK
- Quality of the fellowship proposal
- Strong support from mentor and references
- Compelling argument that the appointment would contribute to increasing the diversity within the research or professional area
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have completed the doctoral degree within the past two years or will complete the doctoral degree before the date of appointment.
In most cases, an official test score (either GRE or GMAT) is required for admission (** see exceptions below). You will be asked to self-report these scores on the application (you can also supply a future date for taking the test). We will however also require official scores from the reporting agency.
- GRE scores should be sent directly to us from Educational Testing Service (ETS); the Institution Code for the GRE for UK Graduate School is R1837.
- Scores for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) should be sent directly to us from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC); the UK Graduate School code is 1837.
These scores will be incorporated into your application and compared against self-reported scores to ensure consistency. The Graduate School sets no minimum score for the GRE or GMAT; individual programs may, however, have specific requirements and it is recommended that you contact them directly for more specific information.
TOEFL or IELTS Scores: All applicants whose native language is not English will be asked to self-report one of these scores on the application. As for GRE or GMAT scores, we also require official language scores be sent to us directly from the reporting agency.
- TOEFL scores should be sent directly to us from Educational Testing Service (ETS); the Institution Code for the TOEFL for UK Graduate School is 1837.
- IELTS scores should be sent directly to us from the International English Language Testing Service specifying the University of Kentucky Graduate School, Lexington, Kentucky as the recipient institution.
For the Graduate School, the minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 (paper-based) 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based). The minimum IELTS score is 6.5; individual programs may, however, have higher requirements. Submitted scores must be no more than two years old.
How to Apply
Application dossier should contain each as a single PDF document that will be uploaded into the UK employment system:
- A cover letter that should address how participation in this program would contribute to the compelling interest of diversity at the University of Kentucky and in the profession.
- Curriculum Vitae, including the references providing letters of recommendation.
- An original research proposal was written independently by the application a way that non-experts can evaluate (1,500 words or less; figures, schemes, and references are not included in this total).
- Sample publications or dissertation chapters (no more than 2).
- A letter from the potential UK mentor and the Mentor’s curriculum vitae (5-page limit) that include current and pending funding.
- A letter from the potential UK departmental chair indicating endorsement and appropriate departmental resources such as space and computer support.
In addition, three letters of recommendation are required. You will be asked to provide contact information for the references and they will receive an email with a link they can use to upload their letter.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 1, 2017.