Postdoctoral Fellowships

We are not accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships at this time.

The Boston University Nanotechnology Innovation Center (BUnano) awarded two Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2016-17. These prestigious awards supported talented young scientists and engineers as they conducted independent research under the mentorship of nanoscience and nanotechnology researchers at Boston University. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of nanoscience and nanotechnology, this Fellowship offered the opportunity to work across scientific, engineering, and medical research boundaries and was open to post-doctoral researchers from scientific, medical, and engineering disciplines.

The BUnano Center created this Fellowship program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Boston University’s resources to tackle complex interdisciplinary problems with nanoscience and nanotechnology. BUnano Fellows work with BU faculty members to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University’s academic disciplines.

Applicants must secure a postdoctoral appointment with a BU faculty member and be nominated for a BUnano Postdoctoral Fellowship by their sponsoring professor. Qualified candidates will have earned a doctoral degree or expect to earn a doctoral degree before their fellowship commences. They must have demonstrated innovation and outstanding achievement in their doctoral research and possess independent research abilities and ambitious scientific goals.  Candidates should contact professors directly and mention their interest in the BUnano Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Applications will be carefully reviewed and selected by the BUnano Fellowship Committee, a group appointed by the BUnano Director and representing different schools and departments.  Fellows will be selected based on:

  • Scientific merit of the project and potential contribution to scholarship or practice
  • Project significance: the potential impact of the research project – on society and on research at BU
  • Commitment from nominating faculty member: the nominating faculty member’s enthusiasm for the proposed project and fellow, his or her ability to mentor the fellow and provide a productive work environment.
  • Interdisciplinary research projects are strongly encouraged.

BUnano Postdoctoral Fellows will receive a $50,000 stipend, plus research and travel funds, per year.

BU is committed to building a diverse community of scholars. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for these opportunities.

For more information, please contact Program Manager Brenda Hugot.