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APPLYING TO THE PROGRAM
- How many awards are available per year?
The Program has no set number of awards.
- Can I submit my application late?
The Program will not accept late submissions.
- What factors determine whether I will be selected for an award?
The application review process considers the Program's scientific research needs and priorities, the quality of applications, and the availability of funding.
- I was an IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program participant a few years ago. May I apply for the Program again?
You may receive only one award from the IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program. The Program does not permit a second award no matter how long ago the first award was conferred.
- Can I apply before I receive the Ph.D.?
You may apply for an award before you complete the Ph.D., but you must complete all requirements for a Ph.D. or an equivalent doctorate degree and provide proof of that qualification before beginning your appointment. Please note that if there is a delay in your PhD completion, the program may allow a delayed start date, with pre-approval.
- Can I receive two research awards at the same time?
The award requires that the Postdoc be fully involved in the research opportunity addressed in the submitted proposal. During the appointment, the Postdoc may not receive additional awards for concurrent research.
- How long is an IC Postdoc appointment?
Appointments are for 24 months.
The Program has the discretion to fund a third year, if outlined in the original submitted proposal. All extensions are based on available funding, the status of the Postdoc’s research, and its continued relevance to the Program’s research goals.
- How is my stipend determined?
Postdocs receive an annual stipend plus a stipend supplement to off-set the cost of health insurance, whether obtained through the Program or another source.
Depending on location of the research facility, the Postdoc may receive a locality supplement based on the most recent OPM Locality Pay Tables.
- Does the Program reimburse relocation expenses?
If your permanent address is outside of a radius of 50 miles one way from your host facility, you will be reimbursed for limited inbound dislocation expenses not to exceed $3,500 which will be calculated using the following chart. This payment is considered taxable. Be sure to read the “Taxability of Stipends and Other Payments” section in the Terms of Appointment. Your dislocation allowance will be direct-deposited into your financial account and will be paid with your first stipend payment.
Miles Rate 51 to 500 $500.00 501 to 1,000 $1,000 1,001 to 1,500 $1,500 1,501 to 2000 $2,000 2,001 to 2,500 $2,500 Over 2,500 $3,500