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KIC Postdoctoral Fellowship - Experimental

The 2022 application cycle for the KIC Postdoctoral Fellowship for Experimental Physics is now open. The due date for applying is October 14, 2022.

KIC POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS are high-profile, two-to-three-year postdoctoral positions with significant independence and resources. The KIC Fellows program is designed to attract the best and brightest young researchers in nanoscale science to Cornell, and previous KIC Fellows have gone on to professorships at major universities around the world. Fellows will work in partnership with Cornell faculty sponsors on projects consistent with the KIC mission. Funds for expendables and travel will be available. KIC Fellows will also receive lifetime membership in the Society of Cornell Fellows, along with the participants in other named prestigious and competitively awarded Cornell postdoctoral fellowships.

Applications will be judged on the qualifications of the candidate, the quality and originality of the proposed research, and its suitability to the KIC mission. Approximately three fellowships will be awarded per year. All Fellows agree to put the KIC byline on all publications and presentations during their appointment.

A KIC FELLOW APPLICATION must have at least two Cornell faculty sponsors, as well as the pre-approval of a KIC executive committee member (Paul McEuen, David Muller, Grace Xing, Dan Ralph, Hector Abruna, or Abe Stroock.) The KIC executive committee member need not be a sponsor, but they will play a role in overseeing the Fellow’s progress and helping to integrate them into the activities of KIC.

Application Materials Required:

  • Curriculum Vitae, including publications.
  • Research Statement, 1 page max, must have descriptive title. The proposal should have a major component developing or utilizing next-generation tools for imaging/control at the nanoscale. Names of the Cornell faculty sponsors, including the KIC executive committee member, must be listed at the top of the proposalApplicants must consult with their Cornell faculty sponsors before submitting any materials.
  • Letters of support from Cornell sponsors. A single letter cosigned by multiple sponsors is acceptable.

  • Two additional general Letters of Recommendation (e.g., from thesis advisor, collaborators).

Please forward all materials (as one complete .pdf package) to:

For more information about KIC, visit the Kavli Institute for Nanoscale Science website!

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