These prestigious awards support brilliant, young scientists and engineers from institutions around the country as they conduct independent research under the mentorship of world-class nanoscience and nanotechnology researchers at the IIN. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, IIN Fellows are afforded the opportunity to work across traditional departmental boundaries.
Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens and have earned a doctoral degree within the past year, or expect to earn a doctoral degree within the next year. They must have demonstrated innovation, as well as outstanding achievement in their doctoral research, and possess independent research abilities and ambitious scientific goals. Applicants must not hold any position, paid or unpaid, with Northwestern throughout the nomination and award process.
IIN Postdoctoral Fellows receive a $65,000 stipend, as well as research and travel funds per annum.
Applicants must secure a postdoctoral appointment with an IIN faculty member and be nominated for an IIN Postdoctoral Fellowship by their sponsoring professor. The IIN does not accept self-nominations. Please contact professors directly and mention your interest in the IIN Postdoctoral Fellowship. After candidates are nominated by sponsoring faculty, they are evaluated and selected by the IIN Executive Committee.