The Morgridge Institute postdoctoral fellowship program aims to spark unique collaborative research opportunities with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, while preparing biomedical PhDs for a changing career landscape.
Beginning August 2014, applicants can vie for fellowships to be mentored by both a Morgridge Institute principal investigator and a UW-Madison faculty member. The fellowships are intended to foster increased collaboration between Morgridge strategic areas of expertise and UW-Madison faculty.
“The Morgridge Board of Trustees envisions this program as a way to nucleate research efforts with UW-Madison and build critical expertise in these strategic areas,” says Brad Schwartz, CEO of the Morgridge Institute. “This will especially benefit UW-Madison scientists who are recruiting postdocs or looking to support current talent in these emerging research areas.”
Beginning in summer 2015, the program will support three 3-year fellowships each year. Applications for the first year will be accepted in two phases: in early fall of 2014 for a July 2015 start date; and in early spring 2015 for a September 2015 start. Morgridge Education Liaison Debora Treu says she encourages feedback and questions early from faculty mentors about new fellowships that may fit the “sweet spot” between campus research and Morgridge themes.
In addition to increasing disciplinary knowledge, the Morgridge fellowships will emphasize strong communication skills, leadership and management skills, and exploration of tenure-track alternatives such as industry and law. Fellowships will also take advantage of Morgridge’s extensive outreach programs and provide opportunities for fellows to communicate their work to the public.
See the attached documents for the RFA, Application and Frequently Asked Questions.