The Morgridge Institute for Research has established a postdoctoral fellowship program directed toward developing researchers trained and dedicated to improving human health through the pursuit of excellent interdisciplinary biomedical research. We are particularly interested in supporting individuals who have strong interests in collaborative research and communicating science to society. Candidates’ research programs must have two co-PIs — one of whom is associated with the Morgridge Institute and the other with UW-Madison — who pursue distinctively different disciplines that will benefit from bridging research areas, reflecting the interdisciplinary intent of the Fellowship program.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree by the time the fellowship is activated. Recognizing the time it takes to develop interdisciplinary interests and expertise, both first-time postdoctoral candidates and those with previous postdoctoral appointments will be considered for the Morgridge Fellows program. International candidates are eligible, provided they have appropriate work authorization.
In addition to collaborative research, Morgridge Institute Fellows are expected to participate in seminars, career development training and public outreach; these activities are to be outlined in an Individual Development Plan (IDP) written by the Fellow and the co-PIs, upon acceptance into the program. Fellows are to produce annual reports of these activities and, at the end of their second and third years, give an oral presentation at an annual Morgridge research symposium. Training activities will be guided by the Mission and Guiding Principles of Morgridge and the Core Competencies developed by the National Postdoctoral Association.
Support can be for up to three years, subject to annual review. The level of support will be consistent with NIH career-level guidelines, based on years of experience, and includes salary and fringe benefits, and an additional $5,000 to be used for travel and supplies. Morgridge Fellows will have space allotted to them in the Discovery Building, but may also access additional space at the UW, depending on the resources of the UW PI.
At the time of the application applicants must identify both PIs and have their support and agreement to participate. UW faculty eligible to act as co-PIs in the Fellows Program includes any faculty member eligible to be an academic advisor and mentor for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.