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C-CoMP Postdoctoral Fellowships

The NSF Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet (C-CoMP) invites applications for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships that will significantly advance the Center’s goal of promoting an understanding of the chemicals and microbial processes that underlie the surface ocean carbon cycle. C-CoMP’s research agenda includes experimental approaches, systems-based modeling from cellular to global scales, and data mining and integration strategies. Visit the C-CoMP Postdoctoral Fellowship webpage to learn more. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024-2026 through May 01, 2024. 

Bridge-to-PhD Fellowship

Our Bridge-to-PhD program supports the transition of students with undergraduate degrees and an interest in research careers into ocean science graduate programs. Each year, 4-5 new B2P fellows are welcomed into C-CoMP research groups. The 2-year, paid fellowship program provides sufficient time for students to establish core competencies in their relevant fields while benefiting from tailored mentoring and professional development. Fellows are chosen through an application process that prioritizes applicants from backgrounds historically excluded from the sciences. They will work in science disciplines ranging from marine chemistry to microbial ecology to data science by matching their disciplinary interests with C-CoMP faculty, and carry out research aligned with the science objectives of the Center. Visit the Bridge-to-PhD Fellowship webpage to learn more! Applications for the 2024-2026 cohort are currently being accepted through April 24, 2024. 

Faculty Fellow Program

The C-CoMP Faculty Fellow Program will support researchers whose lines of inquiry complement C-CoMP’s scientific and education research agendas. We strongly value diversity and encourage people from minoritized and marginalized groups to apply. The Faculty Fellowship will provide one month of salary ($40K, including benefits and institutional indirect costs) during the grant year between Oct 1, 2023 and Sept 30, 2024 to support research and networking activities that advance C-CoMP’s mission in a manner consistent with our guiding principles. C-CoMP promotes a deeper understanding of the chemicals and chemical processes that underpin ocean ecosystems and the global carbon cycle. Our research agenda includes experimental approaches, systems-based modeling from cellular to global scales, data mining and integration strategies, and broadening participation in ocean science research. Faculty Fellows are expected to participate in C-CoMP meetings and working groups, and are encouraged to contribute to C-CoMP’s goals in education, outreach, and diversity. For example, Faculty Fellows will be eligible to act as hosts for Bridge-to-PhD Fellows. Please visit the Faculty Fellow Program webpage for more details.