Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 9/29/2023

Marine Biological Laboratory -- Whitman Center Fellowships

The Marine Biological Laboratory, a hub for research and education and an affiliate of the University of Chicago, convenes biologists from around the world each year to advance the mission of biological discovery. Support is available for scientists to come to the Marine Biological Laboratory for 4 to 10 weeks to conduct research, year-round.

We particularly encourage applications from individuals or collaborative groups focused on the following:

  • Evolutionary, genetic, and genomic approaches in regenerative and developmental biology, microbiomes, and neuroscience with an emphasis on marine organisms
  • Integrated imaging and computational approaches to illuminate cellular function and biology emerging from the study of marine and other organisms
  • Integrated approaches to the study of microbial communities and marine organisms in coastal communities
  • Research on global change and ecosystem ecology including research that leverages the two MBL Long-Term Ecological Research sites at Plum Island, Massachusetts and in Arctic Alaska as well as long-term study sites on Cape Cod.

The Fellowship program is open to all scientists and covers laboratory rental and housing costs. Specific funding is available for Whitman Center Early Career Fellowships, which are designated for individuals who are less than 10 years from their doctoral degree and who wish to focus on these areas of biological discovery.  Additional funding is available for E.E. Just Fellows who are from groups under-represented in science or who train under-represented students at minority-serving institutions. Additional funds will be available to E. E. Just Fellows to support a student or trainee (room and board for up to ten weeks) and a lab supply budget.

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2023

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