Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Fellowship in Medicine , in Natural Science
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  • Apply Before : March 31, 2021
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree PostDoc
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 2
  • Fields of study Neuroscience And Brain Studies
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 75858

Opportunity Description

Fellowship overview

The Neuroscience Institute (NI) of Carnegie Mellon University offers a postdoctoral fellowship program and seeks diverse, innovative, and collaborative early-career applicants for its Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Up to two fellowships (extendable annually, typically for two years) will be awarded per year.

If you are a doctoral student, and interested in studying neuroscience, apply for this opportunity.


Application deadline: 31 March 2021

Host Institution: Neuroscience Institute (NI) of Carnegie Mellon University

Level: Postdoctoral

Fellowship benefits

It provides:

  • An annual stipend of $55,000.
  • Full benefits, and a professional development fund of up to $5000 per annum.

Eligibility criteria

The institute is looking for fellows who demonstrate:

  • A commitment to promoting diverse ideas, views, and voices in its research community,
  • An innovative, interdisciplinary approach to solving contemporary problems in neuroscience,
  • The skills to create new methods to study brain, behavior, and their relationship,
  • The promise of promoting sustainable, cooperative relations between NI faculty research programs, and
  • The strength of the proposed research to lead to competitive external funding.

Selection process

A selection panel consisting of three current NI faculty and the NI Director will review applications.

Notification of result:  no later than April 30, 2021.

How to apply?

To apply, submit a single PDF file comprising of the followings (in order):

  • A cover letter indicating your career goals, how the proposed work would prepare you for this journey, and how past experiences make you eligible for the project (1 page)
  • Your proposed research plan(2 pages)
  • A diversity, impartiality, and inclusion statement describing your commitment to and potential to contribute to a friendly and open research community (1 page)
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (2 pages)
  • Letters of support from two current NI faculty who will co-mentor your planned research, describing how your background qualifies you for the proposed work, the co-sponsors’ role on the project, and how the proposed work relates to, enables, and hopefully develops the co-sponsors’ research program (1 page, each)

Finally, send your complete application to this email before the deadline: [email protected].

For additional information, you may visit the official link.

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