Deadline: 1 December 2022.
Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci) NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Mental Health, Earlier Fellowship Program 2023
The Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci), a Northwestern University research institute, announces the next funding year for their MHE T-32 Fellowship. This training opportunity, a two year fellowship, provides a novel transdisciplinary approach designed to launch the next generation of neurodevelopmentally-oriented mental health researchers poised to accelerate the pace of clinical translation. NU-MHE is specifically designed to bring together personally- and disciplinarily- diverse trainees (including both PhD and MD scholars) and mentors as a paradigm for advancing cutting edge translational mental health research.
This neurodevelopmental emphasis will be complemented with training across three intersecting spheres: (1) Applied computational and other advanced data science methods; (2) intervention and prevention/implementation research and strategies; and (3) the intersection of mental and pediatric health. Each fellow will select a mentor and one of these spheres as an area of concentration for more in-depth training, along with their core training in neurodevelopmental mechanisms of psychopathology.
Transdiagnostic, Transdisciplinary, Translational Postdoctoral Training Program in Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms of Psychopathology (PIs Stewart Shankman, PhD & Laurie Wakschlag, PhD). NU-MHE is housed in the Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci) at Northwestern University, a university-wide institute of over 150 developmentally-oriented scholars with innovative collaborative and training platforms focused on neurodevelopmental mechanisms of health.
The NU-MHE T32 fellowship provides a novel transdisciplinary approach designed to launch the next generation of neurodevelopmentally-oriented mental health researchers poised to accelerate the pace of clinical translation. NU-MHE is specifically designed to bring together personally- and disciplinarily- diverse trainees (including both PhD and MD scholars) and mentors as a paradigm for advancing cutting edge translational mental health research.
Eligibility criteria by start of fellowship:
- Completion of research or clinical PhD and/or MD degree (MD must also have a research degree – e.g., PhD, MSCI, MPH – or other advanced research training). Candidates who have not yet completed their degree but will have done so prior to the start of the fellowship, must provide official written documentation of completion date from Department or School.
- Advanced research training in fields such as: developmental psychopathology, developmental cognitive neuroscience, social determinants of mental health, mental health prevention and treatment and/or mental health disparities, or related fields
- US Citizenship or permanent resident status
Required Materials Include:
- Graduate transcripts
- A research statement, 1-2 page in length, including:
- 1-2 page career development objectives/training plan that includes a well-developed training plan and a proposed mentoring team:
- Proposed Training Plan and training goals
- Mentoring Team. Applicants are expected to reach out to potential mentors before applying and receive primary mentor’s approval of an applicants’ proposals. Applicants must submit email confirmation of primary mentor’s approval of proposal before an applicants’ materials are considered.
- A description of long-term career objectives and how experience and training will prepare the candidate for a clinical research career in neurodevelopmental mechanisms of psychopathology, including (as applicable) considerations of collaborative/team science orientation, diversity, and public health implications of their work.
- Any unique circumstances, qualifications or experiences may be described in this section.
- Current CV with list of publications and any grant support (including in-press or under review) Please submit the following via email to the Institute’s Associate Director, Jessica Horowitz, PhD at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A total of three letters of reference with your “FIRST INITIAL LAST NAME MHE LOR” in the subject line. These letters of reference can be emailed directly from the writer to our Associate Director.
- Confirmation from your NU-MHE Primary Mentor that they have reviewed your proposal and agree to be on your primary mentorship team. Note that a letter of reference from your primary mentor is not necessary.
To submit your application materials, go to https://competitions.fsm.northwestern.edu/grants/MHET32.
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