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BRAIN Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Bold Research Advancement In Neuroscience (BRAIN) postdoctoral fellowship is a 2-year opportunity for incoming postdoctoral researchers to build their careers at UVA through a personalized mentorship committee, targeted professional development resources, and financial support. 

Applications are accepted & reviewed on a rolling basis. 


Online Application Form

Learn more about application requirements and submit your application.

The BRAIN fellowship includes: 

  • 2-year award

  • $20,000 in salary support per year

  • $5,000 in research & professional development funds

  • Targeted professional development resources to prepare for independent scientific careers in neuroscience

  • Exceptional, collaborative training environment

  • Personalized mentorship committee

Postdoctoral researchers who are currently being recruited for an existing, neuroscience-related postdoctoral researcher position at UVA are eligible to apply if they have received their doctoral degree within 12 months of the time of application to the BRAIN postdoctoral fellowship. 

Mentors must agree to continue paying the postdoc at the negotiated rate after the 2-year fellowship expires.

Additional details may be found below in the Frequently Asked Questions document linked below. 

We are committed to diversity, equity, & inclusion. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 




BRAIN Postdoc Fellowship FAQs (Feb. 2024)


Contact us to learn more and to discuss your eligibility.