W.M. Keck Fellowship Applications Due

Nominations for the 2021 W.M. Keck Postdoctoral Program in Molecular Medicine at Washington University are open May 3 – June 1. Three fellowships of $55,000 for stipend and up to $5,000 for research supplies will be awarded for the coming year (8/1/21-7/31/22). These fellowships, established with a gift from the W.M. Keck Foundation, provide support to outstanding scientists in the postdoctoral phase of their training. 

– Kyunghee Choi, PhD; Prof. of Pathology & Immunology, Chair of the W.M. Keck Fellowship Selection Committee

Eligibility is not restricted with respect to scientific discipline. However, the following limitations do apply:

  • Faculty mentor must be a member of the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences (DBBS)
  • Applicant must have less than two years of postdoctoral training, excluding clinical training, as of August 1 (the preferred applicant is either just beginning or early in the postdoctoral training period).
  • Applicant must not hold any other named fellowship. Priority will be given to applicants who do not have pending fellowship awards from other sources.
  • Eligibility: U.S. Citizens only, Permanent Residents are not eligible.
  • Nominations are limited to one per faculty mentor. Consideration will be given to those mentors without a recently awarded W.M. Keck Postdoctoral Fellowship in their lab or those with limited funding sources.
  • Applicant should hold a PhD, MD/PhD, or MD degree and show considerable promise for a career in biomedical science.
  • Applicant must be in or scheduled to begin training with a Washington University DBBS Faculty member by September 1, 2021 and must have a primary appointment at Washington University in order to receive the fellowship award.

To apply, please complete the Qualtrics submission form and include as uploads in PDF format:

  • Applicant’s current CV
  • Faculty mentor letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant
  • Research Description of the applicant’s proposed project to be carried out during fellowship. Please do not include figures, references are not required (limit 1 page, use 11pt Arial). The Review Committee prefers that the applicant write the research description.
  • If this is the same lab as graduate work, please specify how the training is different.

The application deadline is June 1, 2021 at 12pm.
Direct questions to John Russell, OPA Faculty Advisor at jrussell@wustl.edu
The committee is expecting to release decisions on or around June 26.