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 post-doctoral fellowships to begin in the summer of 2023. This NIMH-funded post-doctoral T32 fellowship is located at three sites: University of Chicago (Chicago, IL), University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN), and Sanford Research/University of North Dakota (Fargo, ND). Although post-doctoral fellows apply to one specific site and work closely with the faculty at that site, they also receive mentorship and training from faculty at all sites. For the 2023-2024 year, we are specifically seeking applicants for the Minnesota and Fargo sites.

Potential applicants interested in the Minnesota site are encouraged to submit their application to Carol Peterson, PhD at the University of Minnesota: Applicants interested in the Fargo site are encouraged to submit their application to Stephen Wonderlich, PhD, at

Applicants are requested to submit the following materials:

  • A letter of intent that includes a statement of interests

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Reprints of three 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

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

University of Minnesota

University of North Dakota/Sanford Research 
Stephen Wonderlich, PhD


University of Chicago
Jennifer Wildes, PhD


The application deadline is October 15, 2022, but applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.