The Medical School, College of Pharmacy, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan have partnered to offer the Michigan Pioneer Fellows program, a highly competitive postdoctoral fellowship program to enhance the research program of the entire life sciences enterprise at Michigan.
The Michigan Pioneer Fellows program provides financial and mentoring support to highly motivated and accomplished post-doctoral fellows bound for research-intensive careers. The program offers competitive salary and financial resources, and provides mentorship focused on nurturing and launching innovative scientists into groundbreaking careers.
Fellows are appointed full-time for a 12-month period, with the expectation that the appointment will be renewed each year for three years.
Fellows will join a research group within the U-M Medical School, College of Pharmacy, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, or the Life Sciences Institute. Fellows are strongly encouraged to indicate an interest in working within a collaborative environment, with more than one PI.
For the cohort beginning in 2023-2024, the fellowship includes an annual stipend corresponding to 120% of the NIH pay scale for postdoctoral fellows. In addition, a sum of $15,000 will be placed under the control of the fellow to cover expenses related to the attendance of scientific meetings, specific research endeavors, training and professional development.
Fellows also receive a subsidized health and dental plan for the fellow and their dependents, and optional life insurance. For more information, visit Academic Human Resources.
Starting dates for the fellowship are negotiable.