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GPS Prize Postdoc Information

The O.K. Earl and the Texaco Postdoctoral Fellowships

The O.K. Earl and Texaco Postdoctoral Fellowships are awards funded by endowments from Orrin K. Earl, Jr. and the Texaco Philanthropic Foundation. The Texaco and O.K. Earl fellowships have been established to support the research of scientists typically within two years after receipt of the Ph.D. The goals of the program are to identify and support innovative and creative work in the earth and planetary sciences, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary work, and to nurture the careers of exceptional individuals who contribute to building the diversity and inclusivity of the scientific enterprise. Applicants with training in physics, chemistry, biology, or computer sciences are urged to apply. The Division is currently active in geobiology, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, petrology, seismology, environmental science and engineering, and atmospheric and planetary sciences.

Each of these three fellowships carries an annual stipend of $63,500 plus a one-time research expense fund of $5,000 and up to $1,500 for one-way travel costs to Pasadena. The duration of the appointment is normally two years, contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. degree and good progress in the first year. Fellows are eligible to participate in Caltech's benefit programs, including health and dental programs. It is expected that the fellowship recipient be hosted by one or more division professors (designated by the Chair) who will provide both financial support and mentorship.

Applications for the O.K. Earl and Texaco will be accepted between September 1 and December 1 each year. All applicants will be notified by January or February.

You can apply here: https://applications.caltech.edu/jobs/gpspd

The Foster and Coco Stanback Postdoctoral Fellowship at the California Institute of Technology

The intent of the program is to support innovative and creative early career scientists working in global environmental science, including areas such as biogeochemistry, glaciology, paleo-climatology, and the atmosphere and ocean sciences, and to nurture the careers of exceptional individuals who contribute to building the diversity and inclusivity of the scientific enterprise.

The fellowship is funded in part by an endowment provided by Foster and Coco Stanback. It carries an annual stipend of $63,500 plus a one-time research expense fund of $5,000 and up to $1,500 for one-way travel costs to Pasadena. The duration of the appointment is normally two years, contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. degree and good progress in the first year. Fellows are eligible to participate in Caltech's benefit programs, including health and dental programs. The Stanback Fellow will be hosted by one or more division professors (designated by the Chair) who will provide both financial support and mentorship.

To be eligible for the Stanback, candidates should have received their Ph.D. no earlier than April 1, 2021, except in exceptional circumstances.

Applications for the Stanback will be accepted between September 1 and December 1 each year. All applicants will be notified by January or February.

You can apply for the Stanback here: https://applications.caltech.edu/jobs/stanback

GPS Option Postdocs

The GPS Division offers yearly Option Postdoc positions in Geology, Geochemistry, Geobiology, Geophysics, and Planetary Science. These postdocs are selected from the pool of Texaco/O.K. Earl applications and will be selected after the final decisions for the Texaco and O.K. Earl have been made (~February). The current salary for these postdocs is $62,400 per year, plus a $2,000 research fund in the first year. Postdocs are eligible to participate in Caltech's benefit programs, including health and dental programs.

For questions about our prize postdoc program, please contact Jen Shechet (shechet (at) caltech.edu)