The Oden Institute believes postdoctoral researchers are vital to the Institute's work. As a result, each year the Institute conducts an international search to select up to four new postdocs to receive the Peter O’Donnell, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Engineering and Sciences. The generous fund allows the Oden Institute to attract outstanding computational scientists who have recently completed doctoral studies in areas relevant to research conducted at the Institute. Fellowship stipends are $60,000 per year. In addition, fellows receive UT employee benefits and relocation expenses up to $1,000. Under the terms of the endowment, preference is given to applicants who are U.S. citizens, but qualified foreign students will also be considered.