Training Program
in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

How To Apply

Postdoctoral candidates are selected for the training program based on an assessment of their ability and potential, as evidenced by their previous achievements in research and letters of recommendation. All prospective candidates are screened by the trainee selection committee as positions become available.

  • MD candidates should have had clinical training in Pediatrics, Neurology, Neuropathology or a related field.
  • PhD candidates should have completed their PhD in neuroscience or a related field and should have conducted neuroscience research.
  • We encourage applications from members of minority groups that are underrepresented in science careers.
  • All candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) at the time of application to be eligible for support from this training grant.

Competitions for open slots are typically held from November to January. However, interested, eligible candidates are encouraged to reach out to Kristen Pidgeon, Administrative Manager ( to submit a CV and inquire about future openings.

Appointments are for a period of up to three years for post-doctoral fellows. Reappointment is dependent upon appropriate progress, and it is expected that individuals will attempt to obtain individual NRSAs or similar fellowships.

Proposed mentors must have demonstrated evidence of success in their independent careers including obtaining an NIH R01 or R01 equivalent, publishing independently, and successfully mentoring trainees.

Our next competition will open in mid-November 2022. ALL application materials will be due in early January 2023 and will need to be emailed directly to Ms. Pidgeon.