Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted: May 6, 2017 in Oct-Dec Deadline, Post Doc, USA
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University of Kentucky offers the Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowships to support postdoc fellows in graduate and professional areas. The fellowships are named in honor of UK’s first African-American graduate student, Lyman T. Johnson.

About the fellowships:

  • Selected candidates undertake an individualized research program under the mentorship of one or more UK professors and actively participate in departmental and professional research related activities.
  • Selected Fellows play a lead role in designing, developing and implementing research programs that contribute to a department’s overall graduate education and research mandates.


  • Applicant must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
  • Applicants must have completed the PhD degree within the past two years or will complete the PhD degree before the date of appointment.
  • Applicants who do not have a prior or present postdoctoral appointment at UK will be preferred.
  • Applicants who received their PhD at UK must be affiliated with a research group other than the one in which they did their prior research.

Fellowship value: $47,476 stipend plus benefits; $2,000 for support of research activities.

Duration: up to 2 years; initially for 12 months; may apply for a second year.


Application dossier should contain, in this order and as a single PDF document:

  • Letter of application describing how involvement in this program would contribute to the compelling interest of diversity at the University of Kentucky and in their profession
  • CV including the references providing letters of recommendation
  • Research proposal independently written by the applicant in a way that non-experts can evaluate (max 1,500 words)
  • Sample publications or dissertation chapters (max 2)
  • Applications to be sent to with the applicants name in the subject line.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Support letter from the potential UK mentor
  • Supervisor CV , including current and pending funding (5 page limit)
  • A letter from the potential UK departmental chair indicating endorsement and appropriate departmental resources such as space and computer support
  • Completed applications should be emailed to
————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Kentucky
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country USA
Subject areas All disciplines
Fellowship amount $47,476 stipend
Eligibility Open to citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States
Deadline November 1, 2017


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