Eating Disorders Research T32

The Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Grant in Eating Disorders Research is an NIMH-funded T32 training program that was started in 2009. This training program provides multidisciplinary research training to doctoral degree graduates (MD, PhD) planning academic research careers in the field of eating disorders. 

Each T32 Post-doctoral Fellow is engaged in several active research projects, including collaborative and independent research. The program is organized around a series of individualized experiences for each trainee including mentoring and course work. Several in-person multisite meetings are held each year. In addition, video-based technology is integrated into our T32 program to facilitate cross-site communication and collaboration. Educational opportunities include weekly didactic and journal club/research seminars as well as cross-site mentoring in statistics and grant-writing.


The Midwest Regional Post-Doctoral Training Program in Eating Disorders Research is currently inviting applications for the 2022 class to begin fellowship in the summer of 2022. This NIMH-funded post-doctoral T32 fellowship is located at three sites: University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, and Sanford Research/University of North Dakota. Post-doctoral training and mentorship is available in a wide variety of areas of eating disorders research across the three sites.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the T32 Program Director, Carol Peterson, or the individual site directors:

Carol Peterson, PhD

University of North Dakota/Sanford Research 
Stephen Wonderlich, PhD

University of Chicago
Jennifer Wildes, PhD


Applicants are requested to submit the following materials:

  • A letter of intent and statement of interests
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Reprints of scientific publications
  • Three letters of reference, with one of the letters from a director of training (if background is in psychology), residency training director (if background is in psychiatry/medicine), or equivalent figure if training is in other disciplines

Application materials are currently being accepted for all sites. The application deadline is September 30, 2022, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until slots are filled.