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NIH Funded Predoctoral Fellowships - Application currently closed.

NIH Predoctoral fellowship awards have been established through NIH support provided by the Organogenesis Training Program.  The goal of this NRSA fellowship award is to provide two years of support to Ph.D. students who have achieved candidacy and who wish to undertake a research project in the field of Organogenesis.  The project should cross interdisciplinary lines and fit within the goals of the Center for Organogenesis as outlined in the Mission Statement. The mission of the Center for Organogenesis is to unite interdisciplinary research efforts towards understanding the basic mechanisms by which organs and tissues are formed and maintained and to use this knowledge to regenerate or create replacement tissues and organs, improve stem cell therapies and effective organ transplantation systems that will correct acquired and genetic human disease.  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.


NIH Funded Postdoctoral Fellowships - Application currently closed.

NIH Postdoctoral fellowship awards have been established through NIH support provided by the Organogenesis Training Program.  The goal of this NRSA fellowship award is to provide two years of support to postdoctoral fellows (Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree) to undertake a research project in the field of Organogenesis. The mission of the Center for Organogenesis is to unite interdisciplinary research efforts towards understanding the basic mechanisms by which organs and tissues are formed and maintained and to use this knowledge to regenerate or create replacement tissues and organs, improve stem cell therapies and effective organ transplantation systems that will correct acquired and genetic human disease.  Applicants must be US Citizens or permanent residents.  


Co-Sponsored Non-Traditional Postdoctoral Fellowships - Application currently closed.

Non-federal Postdoctoral Fellowships in Organogenesis have been established through a combined program funded by the University of Michigan Medical School and Dental School.  The goal of this Fellowship Award is to provide partial support a postdoctoral fellow who holds a Ph.D., M.D. and/or D.D.S. degree and wishes to undertake a research project in the field of Organogenesis.  Interdisciplinary projects (crossing departmental or School lines) are encouraged.  Criteria used to evaluate applications include the strength of the project proposed, the strength of the trainee and mentors, its feasibility and the likelihood of a successful outcome, and the degree to which the project fits the goals of the Center for Organogenesis.  Applicants do not need to be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.


Organogenesis Postdoctoral Translational Scholar Fellowship - Application currently closed.  Next Due Date anticipated February 2018.

The Center for Organogenesis and MICHR (Michigan Institute of Clinical & Health Research) have partnered to award a dedicated postdoctoral award each year to a qualified individual pursuing a research project in translational organogenesis. This fellowship will be awarded through the Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program (PTSP) – a multidisciplinary career development program supported by MICHR, designed to prepare individuals with a Ph.D. degree for independent careers in translational research. The fellowship provides an $85,000 career development award to be utilized over 2 years to support salary, career development and research activities. PTSP scholars are expected to commit 50-75% of full-time effort to the program.

Fellows who are interested in obtaining additional training in translational organogenesis are encouraged to apply for this unique funding opportunity. The training program will be tailored to the individual’s unique needs, but must include a translational research project in organogenesis as well as a clinical immersion experience. Trainees will have a cross-disciplinary mentoring team that includes a basic and clinical mentor. Award funding can be used to support salary, course work, and/or research activities. Organogenesis PTSP Scholars will be expected to participate in both MICHR and Organogenesis training activities.

The following research focus areas have been defined:

  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Organ Development
  • Tissue Engineering and Organ Regeneration/Replacement
  • Organ Injury and Disease

Eligibility:

The program will be open to postdoctoral fellows in the basic sciences who aspire to develop a research career in translational organogenesis. The primary mentor must be a member of the Center for Organogenesis. Applicants are not required to be US citizens or green card holders. When applying, please indicate you are applying for an "Organogenesis PTSP Fellowship.”

All applications require:

  • A 5-page translational research proposal that clearly leads to future research
  • A plan for training and career development
  • A description of a proposed clinical immersion experience
  • A proposed mentoring team (basic and clinical)
  • A budget and budget justification
  • Two letters of recommendation in addition to letters of support from your proposed mentoring team

 

For application and additional details please see the following website:

https://umms.infoready4.com/ - competitionDetail/1755507

 

Please send a PDF of your signed and completed application to amdirita@umich.edu. Please request receipt confirmation. 

Send additional support letters electronically or mail to:
Amalia DiRita
Center for Organogenesis, University of Michigan
109 Zina Pitcher Place 2058 BSRB, Ann Arbor MI 48109
amdirita@umich.edu