The goal of the Distinguished Fellows Program is to enable postdoctoral fellows at Johns Hopkins University to pursue cross-disciplinary research in neuroscience, engineering and data science. 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 co-mentorship, drawing 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 and/or data science. Awarded Fellows and their PI’s will be expected to attend monthly Kavli NDI meetings and to participate in various Kavli NDI events throughout the tenure of the award.
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. Kavli NDI Postdoctoral funding will be provided as a 12-unit sum ($60,000 USD) that is equally allocated across a 12-month period. Each installment will be provisional upon demonstration that the team is working cohesively to support the goals of this initiative, as well as the research initially proposed by the Kavli Fellow. Fellows will be required to notify Kavli NDI (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as they are aware of any possible change in plans regarding their fellowship support. In particular, notification at least two months prior to an anticipated departure date from Kavli NDI/Johns Hopkins is required, and a final progress report will be required within two months following departure or termination of the fellowship.
We expect to award four Distinguished Fellows with this RFA.
The Fellows program is open to current (as of January 1, 2019) full-time JHU postdoctoral fellows or students (who must be appointed as a JHU postdoctoral fellow prior to award commencement). Fellows must be co-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 within 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.