The NIHM-funded Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Grant in Eating Disorders Research (MH082761) provides multidisciplinary research training to doctoral degree graduates planning academic research careers in the field of eating disorders. The T32 fellowship is located at three sites: The University of Chicago, the University of Minnesota, and The Neuropsychiatric Research Institute/University of North Dakota. As such, much of the training is conducted via teleconferencing. The program holds two annual in-person meetings with the trainees and mentors at each site. In addition, the program fellows and faculty meet informally at the Eating Disorders Research Society (EDRS) conference and the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) meeting.
Postdoctoral fellows are involved in collaborative research and their own projects. Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training will be ongoing for each fellow. In collaboration with their mentors, fellows will create an individualized training plan designed to further develop their understanding and knowledge of the eating disorders literature, enhance their skills in manuscript and grant writing, and establish themselves as researchers in the eating disorders field. The program is organized around a series of individual experiences for each fellow (consisting of their interactions with their mentoring team, their research projects, and opportunities for individual coursework at their institution). In addition, there are cross-site experiences, including weekly didactic seminars and journal club/research seminars.
Additional information and instructions on applying can be found at the main T32 homepage.