The O.K. Earl and the Texaco Postdoctoral Fellowships at Caltech

The California Institute of Technology will offer two fellowships in Geological and Planetary Sciences beginning in the Fall of 2019. The O.K. Earl and Texaco Postdoctoral Fellowships are awards funded by endowments from Orrin K. Earl, Jr. and the Texaco Philanthropic Foundation.  Each fellowship carries an annual stipend of $62,000 plus a research expense fund of $5,000 and up to $2,000 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. 

This fellowship has been established to support the research of scientists typically within two years after receipt of the Ph.D.  The intent of the program is to identify and support innovative and creative work in the earth and planetary sciences, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary work.  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.  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.

Materials in support of an application should include curriculum vitae, list of publications, a one-page statement of research interests, and three letters of reference.  Complete applications including letters of reference are due by January 1, 2019. Applications can be submitted at

Fellowship candidates will automatically be considered for other available postdoctoral positions at Caltech in their fields of interest.

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