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Carnegie Mellon University Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Deadline: March 31 , 2021

Apply for the Carnegie Mellon University Neuroscience Institute (NI) Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Neuroscience Institute (NI) of Carnegie Mellon University invites applicants with diversity, creativity, and collaborative qualities in early stages of their careers to apply for its Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

The Neuroscience Institute of Carnegie Mellon brings together researchers from across the University to conduct multi-disciplinary work to advance the state of brain science. Comprises of several faculties from five of CMU’s seven schools and colleges, the Neuroscience Institute harnesses the university’s core strengths in cognitive science, computation, data science, biology, and engineering.

The fellowship program will mainly focus on areas around brain science. Understanding how the brain works is one of the biggest yet interesting puzzles left for science to solve. And thus, answers to critical questions in neuroscience lie at a pivotal intersection between biology, cognitive psychology, computer science, statistics and engineering. Therefore, fellows can choose their research topics from one of the above mentioned field. In fact, Interested applicants are encouraged to reach out to relevant NI faculty to develop competitive proposals before they apply

Benefits

Selected applicants for the fellowship program will receive several benefits including:

  • If you are selected for the fellowship program, you will receive an annual stipend of $55,000 with full benefits,
  • Fellows will also receive a professional development fund worth up to $5000 per year.
  • The institute will award up to two fellowships each year, renewable annually for two years.
Eligibility

Candidates for this Carnegie Mellon University Neuroscience Institute (NI) Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program must demonstrate the following qualities

  • The program seeks to bring new perspectives and voices to the community therefore, researchers already in CMU laboratories are ineligible.
  • You must have a commitment to promoting diverse perspectives, ideas, and voices in the research community.
  • Applicants must have a creative, interdisciplinary approach to solving modern problems in neuroscience.
  • You must have the skills to develop new methods to study brain, behavior, and their relationship,
  • Candidates must have the promise of seeding or promoting sustainable, collaborative links between NI faculty research programs.
  • You must have the potential for proposed research to lead to competitive external funding
Application

Before submotiiong your application, you are encouraged to reach out to relevant NI faculty to develop competitive proposals. You application file must be sent vis mail and must contai the following documents

  • You must include a cover letter describing your career goals, how the proposed work would prepare you for this path, and how past experiences qualify you for the project of around 1 page
  • Include your proposed research plan that you will have discussed and agreed on with your supervisor, of around 2 pages
  • A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement detailing your commitment to and potential to contribute to a welcoming and open research community of around 1 page
  • Your most recent current CV
  • You must request for letters of support from two current NI faculty who will co-mentor your proposed research, which describe how your background qualifies you for the proposed work, the co-sponsor’s role on the project, and how the proposed work relates to, enables, and hopefully expands the co-sponsor’s research program

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