The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for the Elings Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nanoscience. Eligible research can be in any area of the physical sciences, biology, or engineering. The fellowships provide a salary of $60,000 per year for two years, along with benefits and research funds.

Successful applicants will work with, and receive partial support from CNSI faculty; applications must be coordinated with the relevant faculty supervisor(s). Fellowship recipients must have completed a Ph.D. in science or engineering prior to their arrival at CNSI.


All applicants must be potential postdoctoral researchers who intend to perform their research at UCSB under the direction of a CNSI faculty member. Current UCSB graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are not eligible to participate in this competition. Additionally, applicants must have received their Ph.D.s after June 30, 2018 to qualify for the program.

Graduate Students who will have obtained their Ph.D.s prior to Winter 2020 are encouraged to apply for the current competition.

Application Process and Deadlines

Applications are due by October 15, 2019. Learn more an apply on the CNSI website.