Postdoctoral Fellow Award

2020 Postdoctoral Fellow Award Deadline - 10 February 2020


This two-year award is intended to fund a postdoctoral fellow (in accordance with NIH stipend guidelines) who wants to examine MBB-related issues through interdisciplinary research and experiences. Note that funding for the second year is conditional upon satisfactory progress at the completion of the first year.


  • Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in an MBB-related field and no more than 1 year of postdoctoral experience
  • Research project must bridge at least two classical fields of study.


  • Fellow must be sponsored by two Harvard faculty members from different departments or schools.     
  • Play an active role in MBB postdoctoral community.
  • Participate in MBB activities and events.
  • Communicate the results of the interdisciplinary research at MBB events.
  • Submit annual reports to MBB, including relevant publications and presentations, financial summary, and other activities related to MBB.
  • Acknowledge MBB in publications and presentations.


  • Application form
  • Current CV of postdoc
  • Research proposal (3 page maximum, not including references): Please include abstract, background and rationale, specific aims, and methods.
  • Personal Statement (1 page maximum): Statement written by the candidate of his/her career goals and how they will fit into the mission of the MBB initiative.
  • Letters of support from two postdoc advisors.


Please email a pdf version of this application packet to by 5:00 PM February 10, 2020. We cannot accept late submissions. Funds are intended to support projects that coincide with Harvard's fiscal year, i.e., July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022.


Application form

MBB Postdoctoral Fellow Award Application.pdf69 KB