博士后基金 Postdoctoral Fellowships

 
为加快吸引和汇聚国内外优秀博士并推动博士后研究人员成为学校优秀人才的重要后备力量,近海海洋环境科学国家重点实验室(厦门大学)(英文简称MEL)特设立“MEL杰出博士后基金”(MEL Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholarship),借此促进实质性的学科交叉,鼓励探索热点研究,同时提高实验室的优秀人才培养能力。
一、申请对象
国内外高校(非本校)优秀的博士毕业生(近3年内获得博士学位)。
二、资助研究领域
海洋环境科学相关领域及与实验室主攻方向相关的及其他学科领域。
三、资助方式
1.  资金来源:MEL运行经费(目前依托MEL自主研究课题启动)。
2.  资助期限:2-3年。
3.  资助名额:每年资助至多10名(每位导师至多1名)。
4.  资助额度:
1) 学校提供:工资待遇(目前约12万/年,最长资助3年);
2) 合作导师提供:至少4万/年
3) MEL提供:在学校提供和合作导师提供的基础上,MEL资助4万/年,并配套科研经费2000美元(来厦入站或参加国际会议差旅费)。
四、申请方式
1.  申请之前应向MEL的拟合作导师确定合作意向。
2.  在线申请:请登录 http://mel.xmu.edu.cn/fellowship/reg.asp ,进行申请者注册并按要求提交个人简历、个人陈述和研究计划、博士学位证书、代表作及3个以上推荐专家联系信息等申请材料。开始申请
3.  常年接受申请,每年审批的申请截止时间为5月31日或10月31日。
、申请审批程序
1.  审批程序1(MEL):由博士后评审委员会主席邀请校内外专家参加面试考核,考核专家需达9名或以上方可举行面试。合作导师需向MEL杰出博士后评审委员会提交《合作导师推荐意见表》,合作导师可参加面试,但不参与讨论及投票。经面试评审讨论后进行无记名现场投票表决是否录用(至少三分之二同意方可录用)。
2.  审批程序2(学校):按照厦门大学人事处的规定办理申请和审批手续(http://postdoctor.xmu.edu.cn/),申请进入厦门大学“海洋科学”或“环境科学与工程”或“生态学”博士后流动站。
、研究任务和成果
1.  博士后来室工作时做开题报告,出站前2个月内完成工作总结报告,每年度需提交年度报告。 
2.  博士后在本基金资助下所完成的论文、专著和研究报告等的第一完成单位应署名:近海海洋环境科学国家重点实验室(厦门大学),并注明:由近海海洋环境科学国家重点实验室(厦门大学)博士后基金资助(The work was supported by the Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholarship, State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science at Xiamen University)。
七、联系方式
联系人:翁苏伟
电话:0592-2183033
传真:0592-2184101

 
Application Guidelines for MEL Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
1.Program overview
Since its establishment in 2005, the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science at Xiamen University (MEL) has been dedicated to pursuing cutting-edge research on global change, focusing on marine biogeochemistry and its interactions with the marine ecosystem, emphasizing fundamental and interdisciplinary research, and utilizing technological innovation.
Rated as one of the excellent state key laboratories in China, MEL aims to foster innovative researches and interdisciplinary collaborations. With that in mind, MEL initiated the Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
The Fellowship funds innovative, ground-breaking projects that have the potential to advance knowledge in marine environmental sciences and other interdisciplinary research that fits into MEL’s four major research scopes (see scopes and associated leading PIs at http://mel.xmu.edu.cn/people_research.asp?id=12).
 
2. Eligibility criteria
(1) Applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellowship must have already obtained or be currently working towards a research doctorate (Ph.D.) or a doctoral-level degree comparable to a Ph.D. with equivalent experience in basic research (in this case, related documents should be provided to prove eligibility).
(2) Candidates who already have a Ph.D. must have obtained their doctoral degree in the 3 years prior to the submission deadline (The review process will be held twice a year with submission deadlines on May 31st and October 31st.).
(3) Unsuccessful candidates can apply more than once, provided they still meet all eligibility criteria.
 
3. How to apply
(1) Applicants are advised to contact a host supervisor in advance to explore the possibility of collaboration as well as discuss their research interests. We encourage confirmation of this intent to collaborate prior to the application submission.
(2) Go to webpage: http://mel.xmu.edu.cn/fellowship/reg.asp to apply online. Apply HERE
Uploaded applications must include the following:
a) An updated Curriculum Vitae;
b) Your personal statement and research proposal;
c) Your doctorate certificate (or documents which prove that you will be able to obtain a doctorate, or documents which prove your ability is equivalent to a doctoral-level degree);
d) Contact information of at least three academic references;
e) 1-2 pieces of manuscripts which have been published;
(3) The submission deadlines are May 31st and October 31st annually.
 
4. Review process 
There are two steps in the review process: MEL committee panel review and expert interview, and authorization by Xiamen University.
(1)Panel review and expert interview: MEL will set up a scientific committee to evaluate applications and proposals. Screened applicants will be invited for an interview with the ad hoc committee consisted of at least 9 experts. Committee members will vote for their decisions.Successful candidates will be notified within one week after interview. All applicants will be informed with outcome of the competitions. 
The application and selection process are strictly confidential, and neither the discussions of applications during review nor the information regarding unsuccessful applications are publicly released.
(2) Authorization of Xiamen University: The endorsed candidate list will be sent to the Personnel Division of Xiamen University for final authorization. Authorized fellowship awardees will be invited to follow the procedure and register at either the Marine Science Postdoctoral Research Center, the Environmental Science and Engineering Postdoctoral Research Center or the Ecology Postdoctoral Research Center at Xiamen University, within one year from the date of final approval.
 
5. Award Conditions and Financial Support
(1) MEL will offer overall 10 Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellowship places each year.Awarded fellows will be funded for 24-36 months.
(2) Salary more than 200,000 RMB(before tax) per year, and a travel cost of up to USD 2,000 within the valid fellowship period;
(3) Postdoctoral apartments or room renting allowance provided;
(4) The children of postdoctors will enjoy the same privilege as those of Xiamen University faculty members in kindergarten and school registration;
(5) Postdoctors will be bestowed the titles of Assistant Research Fellow, Associate Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow during their stay in Xiamen University research centers;
(6) Excellent postdoctors may be selected to become faculty members of Xiamen University.
 
6. Research tasks and outcomes 
(1) It is all postdoctoral fellows’obligation to give a research seminar to introduce their research proposals and plans within the first month after registration. Two months before the end of the valid fellowship period, fellowship holders are also required to share their research outcomes and achievements via another research seminar and a written report. 
(2) Research results and outcomes funded by the MEL Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellowship must be published in internationally recognized and peer-reviewed scientific journals. An acknowledgment of support by MEL must be included in any publication resulting from work carried out under the Fellowship, including abstracts presented to any conference/congress/workshop (e.g.,“The work was supported by an Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholarship from the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science at Xiamen University.”). Furthermore, a PDF file of each publication must be sent to the Administrative Office for record, which would be archived for the fellowship program.
 
7. Contact
Ms. Suwei Weng
Administrative Office
State KeyLaboratory of Marine EnvironmentalScience
Zhou Long Quan Building, Xiang'an Campus, Xiamen University
Xiamen 361102, China
Email:wengsuwei@xmu.edu.cn 
Tel: +86-592-2183033 Fax: 86-592-2184101
 
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