The primary goal of the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Fellows Program is to provide support for postdoctoral fellows who bridge research between neuroscientists, engineers and data scientists at Johns Hopkins University. The Fellowship will foster discovery-driven neuroscience research aligned with the mission of the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute (Kavli NDI) and will be guided by cross-disciplinary mentorship. This call invites proposals for research that will draw upon the expertise of Johns Hopkins faculty to direct innovative, interdisciplinary postdoctoral research projects. The successful fellow will be co-mentored by two JHU faculty with distinct expertise in neuroscience, engineering or data science.
We invite proposals for funding of up to $60,000 per year for two years. Second year funding is contingent on acceptable progress, as described in a progress report due two months prior to the start of the second year. We expect to give out 5 awards for this RFA.
The fellows program is open to current (as of October 1, 2016) full-time JHU postdoctoral fellows or students (that must be appointed as a JHU postdoctoral fellow prior to award commencement). Fellows will be mentored by full-time faculty members at JHU who are eligible to serve as Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI. The PI and Co-PI must be from distinct disciplines and/or two departments or divisions from Johns Hopkins University, such that together they bridge the fields of neuroscience to engineering and/or data science. We especially encourage applications from the School of Medicine, Whiting School of Engineering, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Applied Physics Laboratory.