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Competition for NSF-NATO Fellowships for Scientists
from NATO Partner Countries

NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science and Engineering Including Special Fellowship Opportunities for Scientists from NATO Partner Countries. The deadline for the 2002 competition is December 13, 2001.

The 2002 NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship competition is open, and the Guidelines for Submission of Applications are now available. It is only available to scientists from NATO Partner countries. Full information on the program can be found at http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/dge/programs/nato/

As described in the program announcement "NSF administers a program of NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships to promote a closer collaboration among the scientists of member and NATO Partner countries. Approximately 20 fellowships will be made to US institutions that would like to host a scientist from a NATO Partner Country. Citizens from the Czech republic, Hungary and Poland will have Partner Country status for the 2002 competition.

Eligible fields of research are: mathematics, engineering, computer and information science, geosciences, the physical, biological, social, behavioral, and economic sciences, the history and philosophy of science, and interdisciplinary areas comprised of two or more of these fields. Research in the teaching and learning of science, mathematics, technology, and engineering is also eligible for support.

The program provides a monthly stipend of $2,750, plus dependency and travel allowances, for a tenure of 12 months. Scientists and engineers from NATO partner countries, who are within five years of their doctoral degree, are eligible to be nominated by a scientific advisor at US institutions. Applications must be submitted electronically using the National Science Foundation's online Fast Lane system. For questions related to the use of Fast Lane, contact Sheryl T. Balke-Smith, Program Analyst, Education and Human Resources, Division of Graduate Education, telephone: 703-292-8630, e-mail: sbalke@nsf.gov.

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