Yale University

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity - Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

The Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at the Yale School of Medicine is committed to fostering and supporting an inclusive and representative neuroscience research community. Diversity is vital to achieving excellence and innovation in scientific research. The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity seeks to support exceptional scholars who bring a diversity of perspectives, identities, and backgrounds to academic research, including those from groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences. This Fellowship will support up to two years of postdoctoral research in the neurosciences at Yale University, including salary, benefits, and a research allowance. Postdoctoral fellows will join a nurturing community that promotes scientific excellence through mentorship, training, and professional development.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/86909. The postdoctoral research is anticipated to begin within one year of the application date.


  • The fellowship will support a salary starting at $55,000, and standard postdoctoral employee benefits for up to two years.
  • An additional $20,000 allowance can support relevant research and travel expenses, including up to $3,000 toward relocation.


  • Candidates must be current residents of the United States.
  • Candidates must have completed their doctoral degree no more than two years prior to the fellowship start date.
  • Candidates who are not currently at Yale are strongly encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral scholars who have been at Yale for less than one year at the time of application are eligible.
  • Candidates must contact and attain sponsorship from the Yale faculty mentor with whom they will conduct neuroscience research.

Application procedure:

  • Prior to applying, please identify and contact the Yale faculty member with whom you would like to complete your postdoctoral research. Eligible faculty are affiliated with the Yale Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. Their written support is required for application submission.
  • All documents must be uploaded to the application portal in PDF format at apply.interfolio.com/86909

Application materials (for details about each document, please visit apply.interfolio.com/86909):

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A one-page personal statement
  • A two-page research plan
  • Two letters of reference
  • A letter of faculty sponsorship (max two pages)

The University is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education, and employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities and affirmatively seeks to attract to its faculty, staff, and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with this policy and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Last updated: 2021-07-15