MBL Accepting Applications for 2019 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.

We are now accepting applications for Whitman Center Fellowships for 2019. Support is available for scientists to come to the Marine Biological Laboratory for 4 to 10 weeks to conduct independent research.

We particularly encourage applications focused on:

  • Evolutionary, genetic, and genomic approaches in regenerative and developmental biology and neuroscience with an emphasis on novel 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 in coastal communities.

43549904_10155821543925334_1472110284201000960_oThe 2019 Fellowship program includes Whitman Center Early Career Investigator Fellowships, specifically designated for individuals less than 10 years from their doctoral degree who wish to focus on these areas of biological discovery.

Whitman Center Fellowships cover laboratory rental and housing costs. The Whitman Center offers access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, innovative imaging technology, genome sequencing, availability of model freshwater and marine organisms, and modern laboratory facilities. The Marine Biological Laboratory hosts hundreds of researchers, postdocs, and graduate students from around the world to participate in scientific discovery courses, research, lectures, and field studies. As a convener of biology, the year-round Marine Biological Laboratory is well known for fostering a highly collaborative environment, with scientists and students engaged in intensive research in a collegial and informal atmosphere.

Eligible applicants must hold appointments at accredited universities, colleges or research institutions anywhere in the world. While applications will be evaluated on the basis of scientific merit, we are especially interested in individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, especially those underrepresented in science.