Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, USA

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Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Davis Foundation has engaged The Medical Foundation, a division of Health Resources in Action (Boston, MA) to manage all administrative aspects of the Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Eating Disorders Research.

Established in 1957 as a nonprofit organization, The Medical Foundation division creates and administers research grant programs for private individuals, bank trusts and foundations. To date, its clients have supported over 1,800 scientists.
Proposals must be focused on relevant aspects of the biological causes of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa as defined by clinical criteria.

Examples of areas of interest include but are not limited to neural pathways of feeding behavior in animal models; molecular genetic analysis of relevant neural circuit assembly and function; testing of new chemical compounds that might be used in animal models as experimental treatments; and brain imaging technologies that identify neurochemical pathways in patients with these disorders. Clinical psychotherapeutic studies, medication trials, and obesity research are currently outside the scope of this program.

Eligibility for Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applicants must meet the following eligibility :

  1. Ph.D. or equivalent awarded from an accredited domestic or foreign institution prior to July 1, 2011 and commit 90% time to research; applicants with clinical responsibilities must commit at least 70% time to the research; Or
  2. M.D. or equivalent awarded from an accredited domestic or foreign institution prior to July 1, 2011 and commit at least 70% time to research;
  3. Have completed no more than three years of full-time postdoctoral research experience by the time funding begins on July 1, 2011;
  4. Conduct the proposed research project at a hospital, university or other non-profit research institution where the applicant holds a postdoctoral fellowship appointment;
  5. Submit a research project focused on relevant aspects of the biological causes of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa as
    defined by clinical criteria.;
  6. Upload a signed letter of support from your research project mentor; and,
  7. Supply two Confidential Letters of Recommendation, one of which must be from the thesis advisor for applicants holding a Ph.D. If the thesis advisor is unavailable to write a letter of recommendation, a brief explanation of his/her unavailability must be included in the uploaded document.

There are no institutional limitations on the number of applicants who may submit applications. United States citizenship is not required.

Application Deadline  for Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship : 13 January 2011