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For Faculty & Staff

January 28, 2018

The Wistar Institute Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center and The Wistar Institute Cancer Center comprise a group of 35 exceptional faculty dedicated to fundamental and translational research in cancer biology, immunology, virology and genetics. Caspar Wistar Fellows will be provided their own research space, resources and support needed to run their own labs and pursue their own independent research agenda.

Fellows will be appointed for a three-year term with the possibility of extending an additional one to two years. Two Fellows will be recruited in 2018: one Fellow with a cancer focus that will join Wistar’s NCI-designated Cancer Center and one with a vaccine/immunology focus that will join Wistar’s Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center. Program candidates must demonstrate intellectual drive and superior research credentials, a particularly creative and innovative research plan, strong communication skills, and the motivation and demonstrated capacity to conduct research with minimal supervision.

Candidates whose work is based on biological principles, but incorporates concepts from diverse fields, are encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree. Candidates are expected to have a strong publication record. The search committees will be led by Wistar program leaders who are ideally suited to recognize how well a prospective candidate fits within the overall Wistar mission, and its specific programs. Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of previous research (one page), a concise statement of research plans (up to two pages), reprints of four publications and the names of three references to the attention of Maria Colelli, search coordinator Caspar Wistar Fellows Program.

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  • Applications will be evaluated by Jan. 29, 2018. Interviews will be held beginning in April 2018.

February 1, 2018

Call for Nominations for Postdoctoral Fellowships – Deadline Extended to February 1, 2018

Please note that the deadline for applications to the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Postdoctoral Program for 2018-2019 has been extended. Applications to Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, and Weizmann Institute of Science must be received by February 1, 2018. Applications for Technion–Israel Institute of Technology are closed.

February 2, 2018

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.

Sponsor: L'Oréal USA For Women In Science (Tijana Ivanovic in Biochemistry held this fellowship in 2011!)

Field of Interest: Allergy, oncology, cancer, cardiology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Immunology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Nephrology, Neurology, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Infertility, Infectious Diseases, Molecular Biology, Global Health, Tropical Diseases, Hepatology, Hematology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Diabetes, Pathology, Public Health, Ophthalmology, Microbiology, Radiology, Anesthesia, Stem cells, Informatics, Data, Geriatrics, Cell biology, Bioinformatics, all other fields, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Natural Sciences, Biology

February 9, 2018

The Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is designed to support postdoctoral fellows and physician-scientists. Each applicant must be working under the supervision of an established scientist who is the designated mentor. Two-year grants ranging from $87,400 to $106,350, inclusive of a $2,000 expense allowance, will be awarded. Proposals focused on cancer, blindness (not visual impairment) or child health are highly encouraged.

For Students

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

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  • Final Deadline for Nominees: Jan. 26, 2018
  • Congratulations to Arielle Keller '16, who was named a Goldwater Scholar in March 2015. Previous winners include Noam Saper '15, Nicholas Hornstein, '11, Jason Goldsmith '06, Sol Schulman '04, Shlomo Meislin '04, Margie Pawlowski '03, Aryn Gittis '01, Arwen Long '01, Kim Patricio '00, Greg Sivakoff '00, and Josh Weinger '00.
  • Brandeis Fellowships
Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund

The Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund supports research projects for students during the summer or for an academic semester; it also provides funding to students who are presenting their work at conferences. ALL disciplines are welcome, including all areas of the creative arts and the humanities.

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  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, or would like to meet in person to discuss your application, please email Meredith Monaghan
  • More information available on the Academic Fellowships website

Find more research opportunities for undergraduates at Academic Services. 

Future Opportunities

Furthermore grants in publishing

February 7, 2018

Furthermore grants in publishing support publication of nonfiction books that concern the arts, history, and the natural and built environment. This is a limited submission opportunity (two institutional applicants per cycle) with candidates selected by the Vice Provost for Research. Interested candidates should submit the following to Tessa Venell by February 7, 2018: Book Title, Description, Publisher/Status, Grant Request/Purpose, and any other relevant information. Selected candidates will be notified promptly and are encouraged to work with Richard Levitt in Corporate & Foundation Relations to complete their submissions.

The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)

The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) promotes scientific relations between the U.S. and Israel by supporting collaborative research projects in a wide area of basic and applied scientific fields, for peaceful and non-profit purposes. Funding for research derives from the annual interest on an endowment contributed in equal parts by the two countries. Explore the BSF website to find out more about upcoming deadlines for opportunities for support in Earth Sciences, Basic Plasma Sciences and Engineering, Materials, Ceramics, Condensed Matter and Materials Theory, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, and more. View the list of programs supported with specific Calls for Proposals.