Application & Contact Information

Open Recruitment Now!
Deadline to apply for academic year 2023-24 is May 26.
Come Join Us!


Applicants from historically underrepresented and/or disadvantaged backgrounds in the biomedical science research fields are especially encouraged to apply, particularly if you are preparing for an U.S. academic faculty position. If you are passionate about research, committed to diversity and inclusion, and care about teaching, come join us!

Start the phase 1 of the application process here.

Once you have submitted your application you will receive a link via email to continue on to phase 2.

Eligibility and Pertinent Information: 

  • Basic research in biomedical fields, broadly defined. Our Fellows are typically in biochemistry, biophysics, cancer biology, cell/developmental biology, computational/quantitative biology or bioinformatics, genetics/genomics, immunobiology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience
  • U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents only (per NIH requirements)
  • Postdoctoral fellows with 0-1 years of postdoctoral training will receive preference
  • Review of Applications begins on June 1st
  • Full day interviews begin in mid June
  • Fellowships begin in September
  • For a September start date deadline is May 26, but due to rolling admissions, applications are still welcome over the summer and fall.
  • Late admissions may be accomodated by the program
  • Please identify your (potential) research mentor on the 1 page proposal, and work with her/him to develop a strong research proposal

Program Support Coordinator Dr. Patty Irizarry can address any other questions you have about your application. 


INSPIRE supports equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social class, national origin, or disability unrelated to job requirements. As one of the nation’s most diverse universities, Rutgers has many great resources for diversity.  Please see our Diversity Resources page for resource links.

Updated 9/1/21