The Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Grant in Eating Disorders Research provides multidisciplinary research training to doctoral degree graduates planning academic research careers in the field of eating disorders. The program was started in 2009. Due to the regional nature of the program, much of the combined training is conducted via video teleconferencing. The program holds two in-person meetings of the training cohort and mentors each and these meetings rotate between sites. In addition, the program trainees and faculty meet informally at the Eating Disorders Research Society (EDRS) and the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) Meeting.
Each of the trainees is engaged in several active research projects, including collaborative projects and projects of their own devising. Each trainee receives ongoing Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. The program is organized around a series of individual experiences for each trainee (consisting of their interactions with their mentoring team, conduct of their research projects, and taking individual course work at their host institution). In addition, there are cross T32 experiences. These include the Monday Didactic Seminar, the Journal Club/Research Seminar occurring each Wednesday, and two annual in-person meetings of the entire cohort and key mentors.
The Midwest Regional Post-Doctoral Training Program in Eating Disorders Research is currently soliciting applications for the 2020 class to begin a fellowship in the summer of 2020. This NIMH-funded post-doctoral T-32 fellowship is located at three sites: The University of Chicago, the University of Minnesota, and the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute/University of North Dakota. Post-doctoral training is available in a wide variety of areas of eating disorders research with a diverse group of mentors across the three sites.
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Program Director, Scott Crow, M.D., or the individual site directors at the site(s) in which they are most interested:
University of Minnesota
Dr. Scott Crow
University of North Dakota
Dr. Stephen Wonderlich
University of Chicago
Dr. Jennifer Wildes
Applicants should be prepared to furnish the following materials:
- A letter of intent and statement of interests
- Curriculum vitae
- Reprints of prior scientific publications
- Three letters of reference; one should be from a director of clinical training (if background to date is in psychology), residency training director (if background to date is in psychiatry), or equivalent figure if training is in other disciplines; the second and third should be from other academic references
The application materials are currently being solicited for all sites. The application deadline is October 15, 2019, but applications are accepted on a rolling basis until slots are filled.