The SEE lab is recruiting one research technician to start Summer 2023 (ad to come soon. Basic requirement BS in something adjacent to the biological/biomedical sciences or engineering, wet lab experience required). We are not currently seeking new PhD students or postdocs.

For DUKE Undergraduates:

(I just got here, you know better than me. I will fill this out as I learn)

Fellowship Amount Due Date


There are no current funded PhD positions in SEEL. If you are interested in working with Prof Jones, you can apply for one of these fellowships

While all PhD positions in SEEL are funded, for your professional development, it is suggested that you apply for at least one fellowship per year until you have one. Among things this helps prepare you for: 

  • Rejection, “Look myself in the mirror, I say we gon’ win
    Knock me down nine times but I get up ten” – Cardi B
  • Acceptance, “Meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same” – Rudyard Kipling
  • Asking for money, “I’m going to get a scholarship to…” Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Bragging about yourself, “Who you know fresher than Hov” – Jay Z
  • Advocating for yourself, “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul” – William Earnest Henly
  • Your PhD proposal and dissertation, “Staring at the blank page before you// open up the dirty window// Let the sun illuminate the words that you cannot find…no one else// Can speak the words on your lips” – Natasha Bedingfield

For undergrads interested in applying to Duke for Graduate School in MEMS or CEE, Dr. Jones will gladly help as a mentor on one of these fellowships. 

Fellowship Annual Stipend Approximate Due Date
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship $37,0000 Spring
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship $38,400 December
DOD SMART Scholarship $25,000-$38,000 December
National Physical Science Consortium Fellowships $20,000 November
Ford Foundation Fellowship $24,000 December
Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award $34,000 October
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans $25,000 November
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program $34,000 October
GEM Fellowship $16,000 November
National Institute of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award F31 $24,324 Rolling
Kenan Institute for Ethics Teaching for a Purpose Fellowship $3,000 Early Summer

Johns Hopkins University maintains the best list of fellowships: https://research.jhu.edu/rdt/funding-opportunities/graduate/

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Dr. Jones is also happy to serve as a mentor/sponsor on a post-doctoral fellowship proposal for next year.

Fellowship Approximate Funding Total Due Date
The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation   July
Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship $120,000 March
Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology $370,000 June
JSMF Understanding Dynamic & Multiscale Systems Postdoctoral Fellowship   June
Schulmberger Foundation Faculty for the Future    
Schmidt Science Fellows $100,000 August
Life Science Research Foundation    
Human Frontiers in Science Program   August
Arnold O Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship    
Duke University Preparing Future Faculty  No funding  Early Summer

Johns Hopkins University maintains the best list of fellowships: https://research.jhu.edu/rdt/funding-opportunities/postdoctoral/