AGEP Post-Doctoral Fellows

Guidelines for Departments/Programs


To be nominated, a postdoc must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Work in a STEM field as is broadly defined by NSF
  • US citizenship
  • Member of an underrepresented ethnic group as African American, American Indian, Hispanic

Nomination Process

  • The deadline for requests is 15 July for fall and 15 Jan for spring.
  • Nominations should include the following documents:
  • Multi-level (faculty mentor, post doc(s), PhD students, masters students, undergraduate researchers) research groups will be a competitive advantage for a AGEP post doc proposal.
  • Nominations are to be made by departments, not by the postdoc
  • The assistant dean will review each nomination and will inform departments/programs in writing.


  • Teaching load must not exceed 1+1
  • Postdoc and advisor must have an initial orientation meeting and submit to the Grad College a completed orientation form (see attached)
  • Postdoc and advisor will submit an Individual Development Plan as a part of the orientation and on an annual basis as part of renewal request of the postdoc position.
  • The Grad College will provide the following:
    • Email notification of career counseling events such as PFF sessions on career opportunities, curriculum vitae writing, cover letter and teaching philosophy writing
    • Email notification of grant-writing workshops at ISU
    • Will add postdocs to CELT teaching email list

Financial Contribution

  • Up to $15,000 of salary plus benefits for a maximum of two years, request for renewal required each year which includes a submitted and approved IDP
  • Funding for travel may be requested once per academic year for up to $1000 towards conference expenses. The postdoc must be presenting his/her scholarly work at the conference.