Application & Contact Information

Eligibility: Basic research in biomedical fields, broadly defined; U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents only, as per NIH requirements.

Postdoctoral fellows with 0-1 years of postdoctoral training will receive preference.

Application deadline for 2021-2022 INSPIRE Fellowship

Reviewing of applications usually begins on April 1st, and full day interviews happen in early June. We keep rolling admissions though, so applications are still welcome in fall. Fellowships typically start September 1st. Late admissions may be accomodated by the program.

[Please email us by March 25, 2020 if you are applying so we can keep our decisions open. Slots fill up quickly so do let us know asap pls.]

Download application forms here:

INSPIRE Application and Recommendation Forms

Please identify your (potential) research mentor on the 1 page proposal, and work with her/him to develop a strong research proposal.

Email Dr. Jianping Xu, Program Support Coordinator, your Application Form and Recommendation Letters (to be submitted by your Recommender directly) please.

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:

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).


Updated 10/28/2020