A.P. Giannini Foundation 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

Posting this that I recevied via email:

Dear Dr. Eisen:

The A.P. Giannini Foundation invites physician-scientists and junior researchers with 6-36 months of postdoctoral research experience to apply to the 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program supports innovative research in the basic sciences and applied fields and trains fellows to become established
investigators. The research should advance the translation of biomedical science into treatments, preventions and cures for human diseases.

Since 1951, the A.P. Giannini Foundation has awarded over 750 fellowships to postdoctoral biomedical researchers sponsored by California’s eight accredited medical schools. The Foundation awards new fellowships each year on a competitive, peer-review basis and will fund the fellowship for a maximum of three years based on satisfactory performance.


§ Candidates are eligible to apply if they have conducted
postdoctoral research for no less than 6 months and no greater than 36 months in the laboratory of their sponsor/mentor at the time of this year’s application deadline, November 3, 2014. The starting date of postdoctoral studies should be well documented and easily verifiable. Applicants with tenure-track research positions or faculty
appointments will not be considered.

§ Candidates must be United States citizens or permanent alien residents. They need to hold or complete an MD; MD/PhD; PhD or equivalent degree before they activate the fellowship.

§ Candidates must perform their research training under the sponsorship of an accredited California medical school and the mentorship of a principal investigator at the sponsoring medical school. They must arrange for their training before applying to the 2015 Fellowship Program. The mentor may supervise a maximum of two A.P. Giannini Foundation fellows in any one year.


The current fellowship stipend is $46,000 in Year 1, $48,000 in Year 2 and $50,000 in Year 3. Stipend payments are sent directly to the sponsoring medical school and can be used only for salary support of the fellow. No deductions are allowed for benefits, departmental or institutional overhead. The Foundation will announce the 2015 fellowship stipends by December 15, 2014.

Candidates may be eligible to receive additional salary support from their sponsoring institution but cannot hold another full fellowship or a federally funded career development award. Other income will not preclude favorable consideration; however, candidates must state the source and amount of other income they expect to receive in their application.


Candidates must use the 2015 Application Form to apply to the 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program. The 2015 application form is available at http://www.apgianninifoundation.org. Completed applications for the 2015 Fellowship Program are due no later than Monday, November 3, 2014.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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