Available Post-doctoral Fellowships

Hewitt Foundation for BioMedical Research

The Hewitt Foundation for Biomedical Research supports outstanding mentors and postdoctoral fellows at the Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, and the Schools of Medicine and Biological Sciences at UCI. It aims to nurture the next generation of biomedical research leaders.

Postdoctoral fellowships are awarded for three years, carry yearly stipends of $56k, $58k and $60k and provide a yearly allowance of $11,400 to the mentor’s department for the trainee’s health insurance, travel to meetings and other research expenses.


Mentor:  Associate Professor or Professor at the UCI School of Medicine or School of Biological Sciences with a strong track record in nurturing outstanding and successful postdoctoral trainees and sufficient federal funding to support the Hewitt fellow’s research project.

Postdoctoral fellow:  Recipient of Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree within 15 months of the starting date of the Hewitt fellowship. Strong record of published research and a commitment to join the mentor’s lab and research project.


Applicant mentors should provide: (1) A nomination letter which summarizes the background and states the qualifications of the proposed trainee, (2) a research plan (about 1 to 2 pages), (3) a CV for the trainee, (4) a Biosketch for the mentor which details the research support for the lab. Please send to Prof. Tallie Z. Baram baramlab@uci.edu

The Hewitt Foundation strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented groups for both mentors and trainees.