Application & Contact Information


Application Deadline for 2022-2023 INSPIRE Fellowship:  April 1, 2022


Click Here to Access the INSPIRE Program Application

You can preview a copy of the application here.


Recommendation Letters should be emailed (by the Recommender) to Dr. Jianping Xu, Program Administrator.

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!

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 April 1st
  • Full day interviews begin in early June
  • Fellowships begin September 1st
  • Due to rolling admissions, Applications are still welcome in the 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


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